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playact

play·act

playact

 
pronunciation:
pleI aekt
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: playacted, playacting, playacts
definition 1: to act out fantasies; pretend; make believe.
The little girl playacted as a grown-up lady.
similar words:
make believe, pretend
definition 2: to behave in an artificial manner.
He seems angry, but he's playacting.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to act out; dramatize.
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derivation: playacting (n.)