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synonyms for play act

  • enact
  • perform
  • play
  • portray
  • burlesque
  • characterize
  • dramatize
  • emote
  • feign
  • ham
  • impersonate
  • mime
  • mimic
  • mug
  • parody
  • personate
  • personify
  • pretend
  • rehearse
  • represent
  • simulate
  • star
  • stooge
  • strut
  • be on
  • bring down the house
  • do a turn
  • go on
  • go over
  • ham it up
  • lay an egg
  • make debut
  • play gig
  • play part
  • play role
  • put it over
  • say one's piece
  • take part
  • tread the boards

antonyms for play act

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  • direct
  • fail
  • prevent
  • stop
  • abstain
  • cease
  • discontinue
  • give up
  • halt
  • hesitate
  • idle
  • refrain
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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
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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