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1. role

noun. ['ˈroʊl'] the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group.

Synonyms

  • part
  • lieu
  • duty
  • stead
  • capacity
  • portfolio
  • office
  • function
  • hat
  • position
  • second fiddle

Antonyms

  • adult
  • follower
  • outside
  • inside

Etymology

  • rôle (French)

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Rhymes with Role

  • self-control
  • rock-and-roll
  • decontrol
  • rock'n'roll
  • espanol
  • control
  • pistole
  • patrol
  • mcdole
  • extol
  • console
  • stroll
  • strohl
  • scroll
  • pajole
  • nicolle
  • nicole
  • mccoll
  • mccole
  • madole
  • enroll
  • devaul
  • cajole
  • abrol
  • viole
  • troll
  • stoll
  • stole
  • stol
  • stohl

How do you pronounce role?

Pronounce role as roʊl.

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Sentences with role


1. Noun, singular or mass
Your major and the courses you take depend upon the role you want to serve.

Quotes about role


1. Being a survivor doesn't mean being strong - it's telling people when you need a meal or a ride, company, whatever. It's paying attention to heart wisdom, feelings, not living a role, but having a unique, authentic life, having something to contribute, finding time to love and laugh. All these things are qualities of survivors.
- Bernie Siegel

2. I had come to the point when I realized it was unlikely that my film career was going to move beyond a certain level of role. And I was - because I had graphic instances of it - handicapped by the success of Star Trek. A director would say, 'I don't want Jean-Luc Picard in my movie' - and this was compounded by X-Men as well.
- Patrick Stewart

3. I know that many of you do wear such a cross of Christ, not in any ostentatious way, not in a way that might harm you at your work or recreation, but a simple indication that you value the role of Jesus Christ in the history of the world, that you are trying to live by Christ's standards in your own daily life.
- Keith O'Brien

2. role

noun. ['ˈroʊl'] an actor's portrayal of someone in a play.

Synonyms

  • title role
  • bit part
  • heroine
  • characterization
  • personation
  • ingenue
  • hero
  • villain
  • part
  • portrayal
  • minor role
  • persona
  • theatrical role
  • enactment
  • baddie
  • character
  • heavy

Antonyms

  • connect
  • attach
  • stay
  • unify

Etymology

  • rôle (French)

3. role

noun. ['ˈroʊl'] what something is used for.

Synonyms

  • use
  • raison d'etre
  • functional
  • purpose
  • nonfunctional
  • function
  • utility

Antonyms

  • functional
  • uselessness
  • inutility
  • beginning

Etymology

  • rôle (French)

4. role

noun. ['ˈroʊl'] normal or customary activity of a person in a particular social setting.

Synonyms

  • gender role
  • position

Antonyms

  • middle
  • end
  • misconception

Etymology

  • rôle (French)
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