Synonyms for role

Synonyms for (noun) role

Synonyms: part, office, function, role

Definition: the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group

Usage: the function of a teacher; the government must do its part; play its role

Similar words: duty

Definition: work that you are obliged to perform for moral or legal reasons

Usage: the duties of the job


Synonyms: role

Definition: normal or customary activity of a person in a particular social setting

Usage: what is your role on the team?

Similar words: activity

Definition: any specific behavior

Usage: they avoided all recreational activity


Synonyms: use, purpose, role, function

Definition: what something is used for

Usage: the function of an auger is to bore holes; ballet is beautiful but what use is it?

Similar words: usefulness, utility

Definition: the quality of being of practical use


Synonyms: persona, part, role, theatrical role, character

Definition: an actor's portrayal of someone in a play

Usage: she played the part of Desdemona

Similar words: portrayal, personation, enactment, characterization

Definition: acting the part of a character on stage; dramatically representing the character by speech and action and gesture