Pronunciation: (rōl'plā"), [key]
1. to assume the attitudes, actions, and discourse of (another), esp. in a make-believe situation in an effort to understand a differing point of view or social interaction: Management trainees were given a chance to role-play labor negotiators.
2. to experiment with or experience (a situation or viewpoint) by playing a role: trainees role-playing management positions.
to engage in role-playing.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.