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, rôle  
1    a part or character in a play, film, etc., to be played by an actor or actress  
2      (Psychol)   the part played by a person in a particular social setting, influenced by his expectation of what is appropriate  
3    usual or customary function  
what is his role in the organization?     
     (C17: from French rôle roll, an actor's script)  

role model  
      n   a person regarded by others, esp. younger people, as a good example to follow  
      n     (Psychol)   activity in which a person imitates, consciously or unconsciously, a role uncharacteristic of himself  
   See also       psychodrama  
title role  
      n   the role of the character after whom a play, etc., is named  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  


1    character, impersonation, part, portrayal, representation  
2    capacity, duty, function, job, part, position, post, task  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

role n.
the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group

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