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role

role

 
pronunciation:
rol
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the character played by an actor or actress.
The role of Hamlet is a challenge for any actor.
 
synonyms:
part
definition 2: the customary or expected behavior associated with a particular position in a society.
She feared that she could not fulfill the role of a royal princess.
synonyms:
capacity, identity
similar words:
function, hand, part, place
definition 3: the function or particular part in something that a thing or person plays.
We know that vitamins play an important role in nutrition.There will be an investigation into the vice president's role in the conspiracy.
 
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The words role and roll (to turn over) sound alike but have different meanings.
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