playact


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play-act

or play·act (plā′ăkt′)
intr.v. play-act·ed, play-act·ing, play-acts also play·act·ed or play·act·ing also play·acts
1. To play a role in a dramatic performance.
2. To play a pretended role; make believe.
3. To behave in an overdramatic or artificial manner.

play•act

(ˈpleɪˌækt)

v.i.
1. to engage in make-believe.
2. to be insincere or affected in speech, manner, etc.
3. to perform in a play.
v.t.
4. to dramatize; act out.
[1895–1900]
play′act`ing, n.
play′ac`tor, n.

playact


Past participle: playacted
Gerund: playacting

Imperative
playact
playact
Present
I playact
you playact
he/she/it playacts
we playact
you playact
they playact
Preterite
I playacted
you playacted
he/she/it playacted
we playacted
you playacted
they playacted
Present Continuous
I am playacting
you are playacting
he/she/it is playacting
we are playacting
you are playacting
they are playacting
Present Perfect
I have playacted
you have playacted
he/she/it has playacted
we have playacted
you have playacted
they have playacted
Past Continuous
I was playacting
you were playacting
he/she/it was playacting
we were playacting
you were playacting
they were playacting
Past Perfect
I had playacted
you had playacted
he/she/it had playacted
we had playacted
you had playacted
they had playacted
Future
I will playact
you will playact
he/she/it will playact
we will playact
you will playact
they will playact
Future Perfect
I will have playacted
you will have playacted
he/she/it will have playacted
we will have playacted
you will have playacted
they will have playacted
Future Continuous
I will be playacting
you will be playacting
he/she/it will be playacting
we will be playacting
you will be playacting
they will be playacting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been playacting
you have been playacting
he/she/it has been playacting
we have been playacting
you have been playacting
they have been playacting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been playacting
you will have been playacting
he/she/it will have been playacting
we will have been playacting
you will have been playacting
they will have been playacting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been playacting
you had been playacting
he/she/it had been playacting
we had been playacting
you had been playacting
they had been playacting
Conditional
I would playact
you would playact
he/she/it would playact
we would playact
you would playact
they would playact
Past Conditional
I would have playacted
you would have playacted
he/she/it would have playacted
we would have playacted
you would have playacted
they would have playacted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.playact - perform on a stage or theaterplayact - perform on a stage or theater; "She acts in this play"; "He acted in `Julius Caesar'"; "I played in `A Christmas Carol'"
dramatic art, dramaturgy, theater, theatre, dramatics - the art of writing and producing plays
perform - give a performance (of something); "Horowitz is performing at Carnegie Hall tonight"; "We performed a popular Gilbert and Sullivan opera"
play - perform on a certain location; "The prodigy played Carnegie Hall at the age of 16"; "She has been playing on Broadway for years"
play - be performed or presented for public viewing; "What's playing in the local movie theater?"; "`Cats' has been playing on Broadway for many years"
act, play, represent - play a role or part; "Gielgud played Hamlet"; "She wants to act Lady Macbeth, but she is too young for the role"; "She played the servant to her husband's master"
stooge - act as the stooge; "His role was to stooge for the popular comedian"
pantomime, mime - act out without words but with gestures and bodily movements only; "The acting students mimed eating an apple"
ham, ham it up, overact, overplay - exaggerate one's acting
underact, underplay - act (a role) with great restraint
act - be suitable for theatrical performance; "This scene acts well"
Translations

playact

[ˈpleɪˌækt] vi (fig) → fare la commedia
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