Synonyms of role


1. function, office, part, role, duty

usage: the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group; "the function of a teacher"; "the government must do its part"; "play its role"

2. character, role, theatrical role, part, persona, portrayal, characterization, enactment, personation

usage: an actor's portrayal of someone in a play; "she played the part of Desdemona"

3. function, purpose, role, use, utility, usefulness

usage: what something is used for; "the function of an auger is to bore holes"; "ballet is beautiful but what use is it?"

4. role, activity

usage: normal or customary activity of a person in a particular social setting; "what is your role on the team?"

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Definition and meaning of role (Dictionary)