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Synonyms for play
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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. playnoun

    Synonyms:
    sport, pastime, amusement, diversion, recreation, gambol, frolic, opportunity, scope, room

Princeton's WordNet

  1. play, drama, dramatic playnoun

    a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage

    "he wrote several plays but only one was produced on Broadway"

    Synonyms:
    manoeuvre, looseness, fun, period of play, shimmer, bid, maneuver, caper, romp, dramatic event, gaming, sport, frolic, playing period, free rein, child's play, gambling, swordplay, gambol, dramatic play, turn, drama

  2. playnoun

    a theatrical performance of a drama

    "the play lasted two hours"

    Synonyms:
    manoeuvre, looseness, fun, period of play, shimmer, bid, maneuver, caper, romp, gaming, sport, frolic, playing period, free rein, child's play, gambling, swordplay, gambol, dramatic play, turn, drama

  3. playnoun

    a preset plan of action in team sports

    "the coach drew up the plays for her team"

    Synonyms:
    manoeuvre, looseness, fun, period of play, shimmer, bid, maneuver, caper, romp, gaming, sport, frolic, playing period, free rein, child's play, gambling, swordplay, gambol, dramatic play, turn, drama

  4. maneuver, manoeuvre, playnoun

    a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill

    "he made a great maneuver"; "the runner was out on a play by the shortstop"

    Synonyms:
    turn, manoeuvre, dramatic play, period of play, shimmer, bid, maneuver, tactical manoeuvre, caper, tactical maneuver, romp, gambol, tactics, simulated military operation, sport, frolic, playing period, free rein, child's play, gambling, evasive action, gaming, swordplay, tactic, looseness, fun, drama

  5. playnoun

    a state in which action is feasible

    "the ball was still in play"; "insiders said the company's stock was in play"

    Synonyms:
    manoeuvre, looseness, fun, period of play, shimmer, bid, maneuver, caper, romp, gaming, sport, frolic, playing period, free rein, child's play, gambling, swordplay, gambol, dramatic play, turn, drama

  6. playnoun

    utilization or exercise

    "the play of the imagination"

    Synonyms:
    manoeuvre, looseness, fun, period of play, shimmer, bid, maneuver, caper, romp, gaming, sport, frolic, playing period, free rein, child's play, gambling, swordplay, gambol, dramatic play, turn, drama

  7. bid, playnoun

    an attempt to get something

    "they made a futile play for power"; "he made a bid to gain attention"

    Synonyms:
    turn, manoeuvre, fun, bidding, period of play, shimmer, bid, maneuver, caper, dictation, romp, gambol, gaming, sport, tender, playing period, free rein, child's play, gambling, swordplay, command, dramatic play, looseness, frolic, drama

  8. play, child's playnoun

    activity by children that is guided more by imagination than by fixed rules

    "Freud believed in the utility of play to a small child"

    Synonyms:
    manoeuvre, looseness, walkover, fun, period of play, shimmer, bid, piece of cake, maneuver, duck soup, caper, breeze, pushover, romp, gaming, sport, frolic, snap, playing period, free rein, child's play, gambling, swordplay, gambol, dramatic play, turn, cinch, picnic, drama

  9. playing period, period of play, playnoun

    (in games or plays or other performances) the time during which play proceeds

    "rain stopped play in the 4th inning"

    Synonyms:
    manoeuvre, looseness, fun, period of play, shimmer, bid, maneuver, caper, romp, gaming, sport, frolic, playing period, free rein, child's play, gambling, swordplay, gambol, dramatic play, turn, drama

  10. free rein, playnoun

    the removal of constraints

    "he gave free rein to his impulses"; "they gave full play to the artist's talent"

    Synonyms:
    manoeuvre, looseness, fun, period of play, shimmer, bid, maneuver, caper, romp, gaming, sport, frolic, playing period, free rein, child's play, gambling, swordplay, gambol, dramatic play, turn, drama

  11. shimmer, playnoun

    a weak and tremulous light

    "the shimmer of colors on iridescent feathers"; "the play of light on the water"

    Synonyms:
    manoeuvre, looseness, fun, period of play, shimmer, bid, maneuver, caper, romp, gaming, sport, frolic, playing period, free rein, child's play, gambling, swordplay, gambol, dramatic play, turn, drama

  12. fun, play, sportnoun

    verbal wit or mockery (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously)

    "he became a figure of fun"; "he said it in sport"

    Synonyms:
    manoeuvre, looseness, sportsman, fun, variation, summercater, period of play, shimmer, sportswoman, bid, mutant, maneuver, caper, romp, athletics, gaming, merriment, sport, frolic, mutation, playing period, free rein, child's play, gambling, swordplay, gambol, dramatic play, playfulness, turn, drama

  13. looseness, playnoun

    movement or space for movement

    "there was too much play in the steering wheel"

    Synonyms:
    turn, manoeuvre, dramatic play, dissipation, period of play, shimmer, bid, diarrhea, maneuver, romp, dissolution, caper, swordplay, looseness of the bowels, fun, sport, frolic, licentiousness, playing period, free rein, child's play, gambling, gaming, profligacy, gambol, diarrhoea, looseness, drama

  14. play, frolic, romp, gambol, capernoun

    gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement

    "it was all done in play"; "their frolic in the surf threatened to become ugly"

    Synonyms:
    turn, put-on, joke, shoo-in, shimmer, caper, looseness, drama, gambling, maneuver, job, capriole, prank, period of play, free rein, tomboy, fun, sport, blowout, gaming, laugher, walkaway, romp, manoeuvre, dramatic play, swordplay, runaway, trick, gambol, hoyden, antic, bid, frolic, child's play, playing period

  15. turn, playnoun

    (game) the activity of doing something in an agreed succession

    "it is my turn"; "it is still my play"

    Synonyms:
    bend, act, twist, turning, routine, looseness, shimmer, bit, drama, gambling, maneuver, period of play, free rein, caper, fun, crook, turn of events, round, turn, sport, tour, gaming, spell, go, manoeuvre, dramatic play, swordplay, number, gambol, romp, good turn, bid, bout, frolic, child's play, playing period

  16. gambling, gaming, playnoun

    the act of playing for stakes in the hope of winning (including the payment of a price for a chance to win a prize)

    "his gambling cost him a fortune"; "there was heavy play at the blackjack table"

    Synonyms:
    manoeuvre, looseness, fun, period of play, shimmer, bid, maneuver, caper, romp, gaming, sport, frolic, playing period, free rein, child's play, gambling, swordplay, gambol, dramatic play, turn, drama

  17. play, swordplayverb

    the act using a sword (or other weapon) vigorously and skillfully

    Synonyms:
    manoeuvre, looseness, fun, period of play, shimmer, bid, maneuver, caper, romp, gaming, sport, frolic, playing period, free rein, child's play, gambling, swordplay, gambol, dramatic play, turn, drama

  18. playverb

    participate in games or sport

    "We played hockey all afternoon"; "play cards"; "Pele played for the Brazilian teams in many important matches"

    Synonyms:
    recreate, make for, act, flirt, represent, work, dally, wager, wreak, take on, toy, bet, roleplay, playact, run, fiddle, diddle, meet, spiel, act as, bring, encounter, trifle

  19. playverb

    act or have an effect in a specified way or with a specific effect or outcome

    "This factor played only a minor part in his decision"; "This development played into her hands"; "I played no role in your dismissal"

    Synonyms:
    recreate, make for, act, flirt, represent, work, dally, wager, wreak, take on, toy, bet, roleplay, playact, run, fiddle, diddle, meet, spiel, act as, bring, encounter, trifle

  20. playverb

    play on an instrument

    "The band played all night long"

    Synonyms:
    recreate, make for, act, flirt, represent, work, dally, wager, wreak, take on, toy, bet, roleplay, playact, run, fiddle, diddle, meet, spiel, act as, bring, encounter, trifle

  21. act, play, representverb

    play a role or part

    "Gielgud played Hamlet"; "She wants to act Lady Macbeth, but she is too young for the role"; "She played the servant to her husband's master"

    Synonyms:
    take on, fiddle, dissemble, interpret, bet, spiel, act, bring, make up, behave, run, symbolize, trifle, diddle, meet, lay out, move, roleplay, dally, typify, be, act as, toy, encounter, stand for, playact, flirt, do, make for, wager, represent, stage, exemplify, recreate, pretend, present, comprise, symbolise, work, correspond, constitute, map, wreak, defend

  22. playverb

    be at play; be engaged in playful activity; amuse oneself in a way characteristic of children

    "The kids were playing outside all day"; "I used to play with trucks as a little girl"

    Synonyms:
    recreate, make for, act, flirt, represent, work, dally, wager, wreak, take on, toy, bet, roleplay, playact, run, fiddle, diddle, meet, spiel, act as, bring, encounter, trifle

  23. play, spielverb

    replay (as a melody)

    "Play it again, Sam"; "She played the third movement very beautifully"

    Synonyms:
    recreate, make for, act, flirt, represent, work, dally, wager, wreak, take on, toy, bet, roleplay, playact, run, fiddle, diddle, meet, spiel, act as, bring, encounter, trifle

  24. playverb

    perform music on (a musical instrument)

    "He plays the flute"; "Can you play on this old recorder?"

    Synonyms:
    recreate, make for, act, flirt, represent, work, dally, wager, wreak, take on, toy, bet, roleplay, playact, run, fiddle, diddle, meet, spiel, act as, bring, encounter, trifle

  25. act, play, act asverb

    pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind

    "He acted the idiot"; "She plays deaf when the news are bad"

    Synonyms:
    pretend, make for, flirt, represent, dissemble, dally, recreate, wager, move, wreak, take on, work, toy, roleplay, playact, bet, run, fiddle, spiel, diddle, meet, act, act as, bring, encounter, trifle, behave, do

  26. playverb

    move or seem to move quickly, lightly, or irregularly

    "The spotlights played on the politicians"

    Synonyms:
    recreate, make for, act, flirt, represent, work, dally, wager, wreak, take on, toy, bet, roleplay, playact, run, fiddle, diddle, meet, spiel, act as, bring, encounter, trifle

  27. playverb

    bet or wager (money)

    "He played $20 on the new horse"; "She plays the races"

    Synonyms:
    recreate, make for, act, flirt, represent, work, dally, wager, wreak, take on, toy, bet, roleplay, playact, run, fiddle, diddle, meet, spiel, act as, bring, encounter, trifle

  28. play, recreateverb

    engage in recreational activities rather than work; occupy oneself in a diversion

    "On weekends I play"; "The students all recreate alike"

    Synonyms:
    take on, fiddle, bet, spiel, work, bring, animate, quicken, vivify, run, flirt, trifle, cheer, diddle, meet, roleplay, dally, renovate, act, act as, toy, playact, encounter, make for, hearten, wager, represent, recreate, repair, reanimate, embolden, revive, revivify, wreak

  29. playverb

    pretend to be somebody in the framework of a game or playful activity

    "Let's play like I am mommy"; "Play cowboy and Indians"

    Synonyms:
    recreate, make for, act, flirt, represent, work, dally, wager, wreak, take on, toy, bet, roleplay, playact, run, fiddle, diddle, meet, spiel, act as, bring, encounter, trifle

  30. playverb

    emit recorded sound

    "The tape was playing for hours"; "the stereo was playing Beethoven when I entered"

    Synonyms:
    recreate, make for, act, flirt, represent, work, dally, wager, wreak, take on, toy, bet, roleplay, playact, run, fiddle, diddle, meet, spiel, act as, bring, encounter, trifle

  31. playverb

    perform on a certain location

    "The prodigy played Carnegie Hall at the age of 16"; "She has been playing on Broadway for years"

    Synonyms:
    recreate, make for, act, flirt, represent, work, dally, wager, wreak, take on, toy, bet, roleplay, playact, run, fiddle, diddle, meet, spiel, act as, bring, encounter, trifle

  32. playverb

    put (a card or piece) into play during a game, or act strategically as if in a card game

    "He is playing his cards close to his chest"; "The Democrats still have some cards to play before they will concede the electoral victory"

    Synonyms:
    recreate, make for, act, flirt, represent, work, dally, wager, wreak, take on, toy, bet, roleplay, playact, run, fiddle, diddle, meet, spiel, act as, bring, encounter, trifle

  33. play, toyverb

    engage in an activity as if it were a game rather than take it seriously

    "They played games on their opponents"; "play the stock market"; "play with her feelings"; "toy with an idea"

    Synonyms:
    recreate, make for, act, flirt, represent, work, dally, wager, wreak, take on, toy, bet, roleplay, playact, run, fiddle, diddle, meet, spiel, act as, bring, encounter, trifle

  34. playverb

    behave in a certain way

    "play safe"; "play it safe"; "play fair"

    Synonyms:
    recreate, make for, act, flirt, represent, work, dally, wager, wreak, take on, toy, bet, roleplay, playact, run, fiddle, diddle, meet, spiel, act as, bring, encounter, trifle

  35. play, runverb

    cause to emit recorded audio or video

    "They ran the tapes over and over again"; "I'll play you my favorite record"; "He never tires of playing that video"

    Synonyms:
    take on, course, fiddle, bet, spiel, work, scat, bring, run away, move, turn tail, melt down, range, run, guide, function, lead, lam, flirt, trifle, diddle, meet, track down, break away, head for the hills, extend, roleplay, dally, endure, bunk, take to the woods, act as, toy, consort, execute, feed, playact, carry, encounter, scarper, make for, unravel, lean, go, wager, die hard, represent, pass, flow, hunt, recreate, race, run for, fly the coop, act, hunt down, persist, incline, ladder, draw, hightail it, bleed, black market, be given, prevail, campaign, tend, escape, wreak, ply, operate, melt

  36. toy, fiddle, diddle, playverb

    manipulate manually or in one's mind or imagination

    "She played nervously with her wedding ring"; "Don't fiddle with the screws"; "He played with the idea of running for the Senate"

    Synonyms:
    rook, swindle, fiddle, bet, spiel, act, victimize, bring, gip, shirk, goldbrick, tamper, wager, run, con, flirt, trifle, diddle, monkey, meet, tinker, gyp, roleplay, dally, act as, toy, playact, encounter, make for, defraud, hornswoggle, represent, nobble, bunco, short-change, recreate, work, take on, scam, wreak, mulct, shrink from

  37. playverb

    use to one's advantage

    "She plays on her clients' emotions"

    Synonyms:
    recreate, make for, act, flirt, represent, work, dally, wager, wreak, take on, toy, bet, roleplay, playact, run, fiddle, diddle, meet, spiel, act as, bring, encounter, trifle

  38. dally, trifle, playverb

    consider not very seriously

    "He is trifling with her"; "She plays with the thought of moving to Tasmania"

    Synonyms:
    take on, fiddle, wanton, bet, spiel, act, romance, run, flirt, trifle, dally, diddle, meet, coquette, piddle, roleplay, chat up, butterfly, act as, toy, encounter, playact, work, dawdle, make for, piddle away, represent, wanton away, frivol, bring, recreate, philander, coquet, mash, wreak, wager

  39. playverb

    be received or accepted or interpreted in a specific way

    "This speech didn't play well with the American public"; "His remarks played to the suspicions of the committee"

    Synonyms:
    recreate, make for, act, flirt, represent, work, dally, wager, wreak, take on, toy, bet, roleplay, playact, run, fiddle, diddle, meet, spiel, act as, bring, encounter, trifle

  40. dally, toy, play, flirtverb

    behave carelessly or indifferently

    "Play about with a young girl's affection"

    Synonyms:
    recreate, make for, bring, wager, flirt, dally, work, meet, take on, coquette, coquet, butterfly, romance, wreak, dawdle, toy, bet, roleplay, playact, run, fiddle, spiel, diddle, philander, act, represent, mash, chat up, encounter, trifle, act as

  41. playverb

    cause to move or operate freely within a bounded space

    "The engine has a wheel that is playing in a rack"

    Synonyms:
    recreate, make for, act, flirt, represent, work, dally, wager, wreak, take on, toy, bet, roleplay, playact, run, fiddle, diddle, meet, spiel, act as, bring, encounter, trifle

  42. act, play, roleplay, playactverb

    perform on a stage or theater

    "She acts in this play"; "He acted in `Julius Caesar'"; "I played in `A Christmas Carol'"

    Synonyms:
    pretend, make for, flirt, represent, dissemble, dally, recreate, wager, move, wreak, take on, work, toy, roleplay, playact, bet, run, fiddle, spiel, diddle, meet, act, act as, bring, encounter, trifle, behave, do

  43. playverb

    be performed or presented for public viewing

    "What's playing in the local movie theater?"; "`Cats' has been playing on Broadway for many years"

    Synonyms:
    recreate, make for, act, flirt, represent, work, dally, wager, wreak, take on, toy, bet, roleplay, playact, run, fiddle, diddle, meet, spiel, act as, bring, encounter, trifle

  44. bring, work, play, wreak, make forverb

    cause to happen or to occur as a consequence

    "I cannot work a miracle"; "wreak havoc"; "bring comments"; "play a joke"; "The rain brought relief to the drought-stricken area"

    Synonyms:
    take on, knead, land, operate, fiddle, bet, process, work, shape, get, impart, add, work out, run, act as, function, put to work, flirt, trifle, take, forge, meet, lick, spiel, solve, make, roleplay, dally, fetch, act, figure out, form, toy, turn, mould, sour, playact, encounter, exploit, make for, go, bestow, represent, do work, mold, bring, recreate, puzzle out, institute, diddle, convey, crop, exercise, bring in, ferment, cultivate, work on, contribute, act upon, influence, wreak, lend, wager

  45. playverb

    discharge or direct or be discharged or directed as if in a continuous stream

    "play water from a hose"; "The fountains played all day"

    Synonyms:
    recreate, make for, act, flirt, represent, work, dally, wager, wreak, take on, toy, bet, roleplay, playact, run, fiddle, diddle, meet, spiel, act as, bring, encounter, trifle

  46. playverb

    make bets

    "Play the races"; "play the casinos in Trouville"

    Synonyms:
    recreate, make for, act, flirt, represent, work, dally, wager, wreak, take on, toy, bet, roleplay, playact, run, fiddle, diddle, meet, spiel, act as, bring, encounter, trifle

  47. bet, wager, playverb

    stake on the outcome of an issue

    "I bet $100 on that new horse"; "She played all her money on the dark horse"

    Synonyms:
    count, make for, bring, flirt, represent, work, dally, recreate, wager, reckon, look, toy, depend, bet, roleplay, playact, wreak, run, fiddle, spiel, diddle, meet, act, act as, calculate, encounter, trifle, take on

  48. playverb

    shoot or hit in a particular manner

    "She played a good backhand last night"

    Synonyms:
    recreate, make for, act, flirt, represent, work, dally, wager, wreak, take on, toy, bet, roleplay, playact, run, fiddle, diddle, meet, spiel, act as, bring, encounter, trifle

  49. playverb

    use or move

    "I had to play my queen"

    Synonyms:
    recreate, make for, act, flirt, represent, work, dally, wager, wreak, take on, toy, bet, roleplay, playact, run, fiddle, diddle, meet, spiel, act as, bring, encounter, trifle

  50. playverb

    employ in a game or in a specific position

    "They played him on first base"

    Synonyms:
    recreate, make for, act, flirt, represent, work, dally, wager, wreak, take on, toy, bet, roleplay, playact, run, fiddle, diddle, meet, spiel, act as, bring, encounter, trifle

  51. meet, encounter, play, take onverb

    contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle

    "Princeton plays Yale this weekend"; "Charlie likes to play Mary"

    Synonyms:
    conform to, touch, playact, fiddle, bet, spiel, act, take, foregather, gather, fulfill, dally, run, adjoin, find, match, flirt, suffer, acquire, fulfil, diddle, meet, chance, converge, fit, satisfy, receive, act as, toy, assume, forgather, work, encounter, get together, make for, happen, run into, cope with, fill, represent, run across, take over, come across, bring, recreate, roleplay, tackle, trifle, undertake, assemble, contact, bump, take on, accept, admit, wreak, see, adopt, wager

  52. playverb

    exhaust by allowing to pull on the line

    "play a hooked fish"

    Synonyms:
    recreate, make for, act, flirt, represent, work, dally, wager, wreak, take on, toy, bet, roleplay, playact, run, fiddle, diddle, meet, spiel, act as, bring, encounter, trifle

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. playverb

    Synonyms:
    sport, disport, frolic, skip, frisk, gambol, revel, romp, caper, make merry, make fun

  2. playverb

    Synonyms:
    trifle, toy, wanton

  3. playverb

    Synonyms:
    game, gambler

  4. playverb

    Synonyms:
    act (on the stage), take a part

  5. playverb

    Synonyms:
    put in action, put in operation

  6. playverb

    Synonyms:
    perform on, play on or upon

  7. playverb

    Synonyms:
    act (on the stage), enact, represent, exhibit, perform

  8. playverb

    Synonyms:
    personate, act the part of, take the part of

  9. playverb

    Synonyms:
    engage in, take part in

  10. playnoun

    Synonyms:
    sport, frolic, amusement, pastime, gambols

  11. playnoun

    Synonyms:
    drama, tragedy, comedy or farce, dramatic performance

  12. playnoun

    Synonyms:
    practice, use, manner of dealing

  13. playnoun

    Synonyms:
    scope, swing, elbow-room, opportunity, liberty of action, a fair field

  14. playnoun

    Synonyms:
    gaming, gambling

  15. playnoun

    Synonyms:
    motion, movement, activity, exercise, action

Nicknames

  1. List of known nicknames for "Play":

    Ольга Play

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How to use play in a sentence?

  1. Maria Sharapova:

    I think The Russian's always a tough player to play against because The Russian's really solid, the Russian's quite powerful. I know The Russian's gone through a few injuries in The Russian career. Having that start-stop type of career is never easy, because sometimes you don't feel like you can actually get a routine and a groove.

  2. Sara Doorsoun:

    We know that we have to play better, but mentality of the team is good.

  3. Hua Chunying:

    We believe the relevant countries should all play a proactive and constructive role to strengthen mutual trust and cooperation between countries in the region, uNPRECEDENTED TRILATERAL COOPERATION.

  4. Troy Merritt:

    I’ve seen this golf course now for about 20 years, came to watch the seniors play when I was in high school and got to play it once or twice. It’s just a lot of fun. It’s great for the players, it’s great for the fans, you can make a lot of birdies, the scoring’s usually really low. So, if you like shootouts, this is the golf course for you and you’re going to get another one this week.

  5. Dillon Brooks:

    Cherry on top would have been the win. Still learning. Still figuring it out. … Try to make a little bit more adjustments. We’ve got to be ready to come in and play desperate. We’re down 2-1, and we’ve got to find a way to scrap out a win on our home floor.


Translations for play

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  • مسرحية, دَوْر, مسرح, لَعِب, عَزَفَ, لَعِبَ, مَثَّلَ, شَغَّلَ, لعبArabic
  • грацьBelarusian
  • joc, obra, participar, tocar, jugar, actuarCatalan, Valencian
  • ghjucàCorsican
  • hra, hrátCzech
  • drama, gêm, chwaraeWelsh
  • stykke, leg, spilDanish
  • Spiel, Schauspiel, spielen, abspielenGerman
  • fefeEwe
  • παίζω, παιχνίδιGreek
  • teatraĵo, ludo, ludi, roliEsperanto
  • jugada, obra, juego, jugar, [[jugar]] a, tocar, actuar, reproducirSpanish
  • jokaBasque
  • teatr, بازی کردن, بازیPersian
  • näytelmä, peli, välys, leikki, löysä, kenttä, esiintymä, klappi, siirto, soittaa, pelata, hoitaa, näytellä, leikkiäFinnish
  • spæla, leikaFaroese
  • pièce de théâtre, jeu, tourner, lancer, jouer, [[jouer]] ([[à]]), amuser, mettre, interpréterFrench
  • dráma, imirt, ligean, súgradh, imir, seinnIrish
  • cleasachd, cluich, cleasaichScottish Gaelic
  • xogo, tocar, xogarGalician
  • משחק, שעשוע, שיחק, ניגן, השתעשע, השמיעHebrew
  • बजाना, खेलना, प्लेHindi
  • darab, játék, holtjáték, színdarab, játszik, lejátszik, játszaniHungarian
  • խաղ, ներկայացում, նվագարկել, խաղալ, նվագելArmenian
  • jocarInterlingua
  • pentas, bermainIndonesian
  • spila á, leika sér, spila, leikaIcelandic
  • dramma, gioco, giocare, riproduci, recitare, suonareItalian
  • לְשַׂחֵקHebrew
  • 遊び, 演劇, 演奏, 吹く, 奏でる, 遊ぶ, 演奏する, 叩く, 弾く, 遊びますJapanese
  • თამაშობა, უკრავს, თამაშიGeorgian
  • 연극, 놀다, 연기를 하다, 놀이Korean
  • tiyatro, lîstik, یاری, yarî, وازی, şano, piyes, یاری کردن, لێدان, مۆسیقا لێدانKurdish
  • fabula, ludus, lūdō, cano, inflo, sono, ludereLatin
  • žaisti, grotiLithuanian
  • spēle, luga, rotaļa, atskaņot, spēlēt, tēlotLatvian
  • whakatangiMāori
  • игра, потег, представа, драма, пиеса, пушта, свири, глумиMacedonian
  • നാടകം, കളിMalayalam
  • bermainMalay
  • ဆော့, ကစားBurmese
  • skuespillNorwegian
  • schouwspel, optreden, stuk, spelbeweging, toneelstuk, spel, bespelen, spelen, afspelen, meespelenDutch
  • spel, skodespelNorwegian Nynorsk
  • skuespill, spill, leke, spilleNorwegian
  • naashnéNavajo, Navaho
  • gra, sztuka, zabawa, odtwarzać, występować, grać, bawić sięPolish
  • لوبې كول, ږغول, لوبه كول, لوبولPashto, Pushto
  • jogo, brincadeira, tocar, jogar, atuar, representar, reproduzir, brincar, ToquePortuguese
  • pukllay, takiyQuechua
  • giugarRomansh
  • joc, cânta, juca, JoacaRomanian
  • игра, зазор, пьеса, спектакль, свободный ход, люфт, игра́ть, поигра́ть, игратьRussian
  • ìgra, prèdstava, представа, игра, ȉgrati, и̏гратиSerbo-Croatian
  • hra, hrať, hrať saSlovak
  • igra, igrati, igrati se, predvajatiSlovene
  • lojëAlbanian
  • pjäs, spel, drag, lek, spela, leka, spela upp, ageraSwedish
  • tamthiliaSwahili
  • விளையாடTamil
  • నాటకం, ఆడుTelugu
  • เล่นThai
  • laro, dula, tumugtog, maglaroTagalog
  • tiyatro oyunu, oyun, oynamak, çalmakTurkish
  • гра, гра́ти, гратиUkrainian
  • کھیلنا, بجانا, کھیلنےUrdu
  • chơiVietnamese
  • שפּילןYiddish
  • Chinese

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