Pronunciation: (plā'akt"), [key]
1. to engage in make-believe.
2. to be insincere or affected in speech, manner, etc.: It's hard to get away with playacting with members of one's own family.
3. to perform in a play.
to dramatize (something): They playacted the movements of a burglar.
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