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See definition of play act on Dictionary.com
  • as inmake believe
  • as inact
  • as inplay-act
  • as inplay-act
  • as infool

synonyms for play act

  • act as if
  • act as though
  • bluff
  • counterfeit
  • dream
  • enact
  • fake
  • fantasize
  • feign
  • fool
  • imagine
  • let on like
  • make as if
  • play
  • play the part
  • play-act
  • playact
  • pretend
  • simulate
  • perform
  • portray
  • play
  • enact
  • represent
  • feign
  • rehearse
  • ham
  • personify
  • characterize
  • dramatize
  • pretend
  • stooge
  • mug
  • strut
  • emote
  • burlesque
  • mimic
  • mime
  • simulate
  • impersonate
  • star
  • parody
  • go on
  • go over
  • ham it up
  • tread the boards
  • personate
  • be on
  • bring down the house
  • do a turn
  • lay an egg
  • make debut
  • play gig
  • play part
  • play role
  • put it over
  • take part
  • say one's piece
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antonyms for play act

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  • idle
  • halt
  • give up
  • direct
  • stop
  • fail
  • refrain
  • hesitate
  • discontinue
  • cease
  • abstain
  • prevent
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      How to use play act in a sentence

      I assure you, no matter how beautifully we play any piece, the minute Liszt plays it, you would scarcely recognize it!
      MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
      But I hope at least to play to him a few times, and what is more important, to hear him play repeatedly.
      MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
      He caught himself in the act of listening to you too credulously—and that seemed to him unmanly and dishonorable.
      CONFIDENCEHENRY JAMES
      To fill up the time till Liszt came, our hostess made us play, one after the other, beginning with the latest arrival.
      MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
      Again the sallow fingers began to play with the book-covers, passing from one to another, but always slowly and gently.
      BELLA DONNAROBERT HICHENS
      Her attachment to impressionism leads this artist to many experiments in color—or, as one critic wrote, "to play with color."
      WOMEN IN THE FINE ARTS, FROM THE SEVENTH CENTURY B.C. TO THE TWENTIETH CENTURY A.D.CLARA ERSKINE CLEMENT
      He was aware that his act by this time, had helped nobody, had made no one happy or satisfied—not even himself.
      THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
      He had, however, recovered sufficiently to enable him to act with promptitude and discretion.
      THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
      Our class has swelled to about a dozen persons now, and a good many others come and play to him once or twice and then go.
      MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
      It was one day when a student from the Stuttgardt conservatory attempted to play the Sonata Appassionata.
      MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
      SYNONYM OF THE DAY
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