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Definition 1: perform on a stage or theater - [verb of creation]

Samples where playact or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She acts in this play
  • He acted in `Julius Caesar'
  • I played in `A Christmas Carol'

Synonyms for playact in the sense of this definition

(playact is a kind of ...) give a performance (of something)

"Horowitz is performing at Carnegie Hall tonight" "We performed a popular Gilbert and Sullivan opera"

(... is a kind of playact ) act as the stooge

"His role was to stooge for the popular comedian"

(... is a kind of playact ) act (a role) with great restraint

(... is a kind of playact ) exaggerate one's acting

(... is a kind of playact ) act out without words but with gestures and bodily movements only

"The acting students mimed eating an apple"

(playact has a similar meaning as ...) be suitable for theatrical performance

"This scene acts well"

(playact has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

(playact has a similar meaning as ...) be performed or presented for public viewing

"What's playing in the local movie theater?" "`Cats' has been playing on Broadway for many years"

(playact has a similar meaning as ...) perform on a certain location

"The prodigy played Carnegie Hall at the age of 16" "She has been playing on Broadway for years"

(playact belongs to category ...) the art of writing and producing plays

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