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Synonyms for role
roʊl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. function, office, part, role(noun)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    billet, berth, constituent, place, spot, social occasion, bureau, portion, procedure, office staff, function, section, share, post, piece, component, character, subroutine, division, part, authority, purpose, position, subprogram, power, government agency, theatrical role, agency, mapping, contribution, business office, use, region, single-valued function, persona, routine, social function, parting, percentage, affair, situation, office, component part, mathematical function, occasion, map, federal agency, voice

  2. character, role, theatrical role, part, persona(noun)

    an actor's portrayal of someone in a play

    "she played the part of Desdemona"

    Synonyms:
    graphic symbol, type, reference, case, piece, eccentric, fictitious character, theatrical role, portion, fibre, function, grapheme, section, quality, constituent, fictional character, share, character, division, part, purpose, fiber, contribution, component, use, region, image, persona, component part, percentage, parting, character reference, office, lineament, voice

  3. function, purpose, role, use(noun)

    what something is used for

    "the function of an auger is to bore holes"; "ballet is beautiful but what use is it?"

    Synonyms:
    utilisation, habit, usage, routine, social occasion, manipulation, theatrical role, use of goods and services, procedure, function, occasion, character, subroutine, part, determination, aim, usance, purpose, enjoyment, subprogram, employment, mapping, use, consumption, single-valued function, persona, intention, economic consumption, intent, social function, exercise, affair, office, mathematical function, map, utilization, design

  4. role(noun)

    normal or customary activity of a person in a particular social setting

    "what is your role on the team?"

    Synonyms:
    theatrical role, use, character, part, persona, purpose, function, office

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "role":

    function, roles, feature, part, paper, rôle, functions, task, rolle, roll, contribution, papel, rol, importance, player, involvement, place

How to pronounce role?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say role in sign language?

  1. role

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How to use role in a sentence?

  1. Istiaque Ahmad:

    Jalalabad is a very important field and plays a crucial role in ensuring the overall gas supply in Bangladesh, had there been no indigenous gas in the country, we would have been compelled to spend an enormous amount of foreign exchange on imported fuel oil and gas.

  2. Barry Lowenthal:

    It has a very particular role, we don't use it regularly like we do Facebook and Instagram.

  3. Cedoni Francis:

    I am actually seeing that I am impacting the business and my role isn't just to sit here for 11 weeks, with this program, you are a full-time employee and are expected to produce work as such even though you're an intern.

  4. Mark Esper:

    The option to use active duty forces in a law enforcement role should only be used as a matter of last resort and only in the most urgent and dire of situations. We are not in one of those situations now.

  5. Agus Rianto:

    We don't at all think the military is a threat to us or our role in society. We don't think there is any sort of balancing going on.


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