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role

role as in 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

  • functionperform as expected when applied; serve a purpose, role, or function; perform duties attached to a particular office or place or function; (mathematics) a mathematical relation such that each element of a given set (the domain of the function) is associated with an element of another set (the range of the function) ; what something is used for; the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group; a relation such that one thing is dependent on another; a formal or official social gathering or ceremony; a vaguely specified social event; a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program
  • officeplace of business where professional or clerical duties are performed; an administrative unit of government; the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group; (of a government or government official) holding an office means being in power; professional or clerical workers in an office; a religious rite or service prescribed by ecclesiastical authorities; a job in an organization
  • partto some extent; go one's own way; discontinue an association or relation; leave; come apart; force, take, or pull apart; something determined in relation to something that includes it; something less than the whole of a human artifact; a portion of a natural object; that which concerns a person with regard to a particular role or situation; the extended spatial location of something; the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group; an actor's portrayal of someone in a play; assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group; one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole; a line of scalp that can be seen when sections of hair are combed in opposite directions; the melody carried by a particular voice or instrument in polyphonic music; the effort contributed by a person in bringing about a result; an item that is an instance of some type
role as in an actor's portrayal of someone in a play
  • "she played the part of Desdemona"

Synonyms

  • characterengrave or inscribe characters on ; an imaginary person represented in a work of fiction (play or film or story); a characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something; the inherent complex of attributes that determines a persons moral and ethical actions and reactions; an actor's portrayal of someone in a play; a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities); good repute; a formal recommendation by a former employer to a potential future employer describing the person's qualifications and dependability; a written symbol that is used to represent speech; (genetics) an attribute (structural or functional) that is determined by a gene or group of genes
  • theatrical rolean actor's portrayal of someone in a play
  • partto some extent; go one's own way; discontinue an association or relation; leave; come apart; force, take, or pull apart; something determined in relation to something that includes it; something less than the whole of a human artifact; a portion of a natural object; that which concerns a person with regard to a particular role or situation; the extended spatial location of something; the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group; an actor's portrayal of someone in a play; assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group; one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole; a line of scalp that can be seen when sections of hair are combed in opposite directions; the melody carried by a particular voice or instrument in polyphonic music; the effort contributed by a person in bringing about a result; an item that is an instance of some type
  • personaan actor's portrayal of someone in a play; (Jungian psychology) a personal facade that one presents to the world
role as in what something is used for
  • "the function of an auger is to bore holes"
  • "ballet is beautiful but what use is it?"

Synonyms

  • functionperform as expected when applied; serve a purpose, role, or function; perform duties attached to a particular office or place or function; (mathematics) a mathematical relation such that each element of a given set (the domain of the function) is associated with an element of another set (the range of the function) ; what something is used for; the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group; a relation such that one thing is dependent on another; a formal or official social gathering or ceremony; a vaguely specified social event; a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program
  • purposepropose or intend; reach a decision; an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions; what something is used for; the quality of being determined to do or achieve something
  • useput into service; take or consume (regularly or habitually); use up, consume fully; seek or achieve an end by using to one's advantage; avail oneself to; habitually do something or be in a certan state or place (use only in the past tense); the act of using; what something is used for; a particular service; (economics) the utilization of economic goods to satisfy needs or in manufacturing; (psychology) an automatic pattern of behavior in reaction to a specific situation; exerting shrewd or devious influence especially for one's own advantage; (law) the exercise of the legal right to enjoy the benefits of owning property
role as in normal or customary activity of a person in a particular social setting
  • "what is your role on the team?"