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Synonyms for play

amuse yourself

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take part in

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  • take part in
  • be involved in
  • engage in
  • participate in
  • compete in
  • be in a team for

compete against

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hit

act

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perform on

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  • perform on
  • strum
  • make music on

drama

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movement

in play

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  • in or for fun
  • for sport
  • for a joke
  • for a lark
  • as a prank
  • for a jest

play around: fool around

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play around: philander

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play at something

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  • pretend to be
  • pose as
  • impersonate
  • make like
  • profess to be
  • assume the role of
  • give the appearance of
  • masquerade as
  • pass yourself off as

play ball

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play on or upon something

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play something up

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play up: hurt

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  • hurt
  • be painful
  • bother you
  • trouble you
  • be sore
  • pain you
  • give you trouble
  • give you gyp

play up: malfunction

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play up: be awkward

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  • be awkward
  • misbehave
  • give trouble
  • be disobedient
  • give someone grief
  • be stroppy
  • be bolshie

play up to someone

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play with something

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Synonyms for play

to occupy oneself with amusement or diversion

to move one's fingers or hands in a nervous or aimless fashion

to make a bet

to treat lightly or flippantly

to make music

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to perform according to one's artistic conception

to be performed

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to control to one's own advantage by artful or indirect means

to cause to undergo or bear (something unwelcome or damaging, for example)

play along: to agree to cooperate or participate

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play around: to be sexually unfaithful to another

play down: to make less emphatic or obvious

play off: to place in opposition or be in opposition to

play out: to cause (a line) to become longer and less taut

play out: to make or become no longer active or productive

activity engaged in for relaxation and amusement

actions taken as a joke

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suitable opportunity to accept or allow something

ease of or space for movement

Synonyms for play

a theatrical performance of a drama

a state in which action is feasible

utilization or exercise

an attempt to get something

activity by children that is guided more by imagination than by fixed rules

the removal of constraints

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a weak and tremulous light

verbal wit or mockery (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously)

movement or space for movement

(game) the activity of doing something in an agreed succession

the act of playing for stakes in the hope of winning (including the payment of a price for a chance to win a prize)

the act using a sword (or other weapon) vigorously and skillfully

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act or have an effect in a specified way or with a specific effect or outcome

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perform music on (a musical instrument)

pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind

move or seem to move quickly, lightly, or irregularly

bet or wager (money)

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engage in recreational activities rather than work

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pretend to be somebody in the framework of a game or playful activity

emit recorded sound

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perform on a certain location

put (a card or piece) into play during a game, or act strategically as if in a card game

engage in an activity as if it were a game rather than take it seriously

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behave in a certain way

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cause to emit recorded audio or video

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manipulate manually or in one's mind or imagination

use to one's advantage

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consider not very seriously

behave carelessly or indifferently

cause to move or operate freely within a bounded space

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be performed or presented for public viewing

cause to happen or to occur as a consequence

discharge or direct or be discharged or directed as if in a continuous stream

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make bets

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stake on the outcome of an issue

shoot or hit in a particular manner

employ in a game or in a specific position

contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle

exhaust by allowing to pull on the line

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