Synonyms for Playpleɪ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. play, drama, dramatic play(noun)

    a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage

    Synonyms:
    manoeuvre, looseness, fun, period of play, shimmer, play, bid, maneuver, caper, romp, dramatic event, gaming, sport, frolic, playing period, free rein, child's play, gambling, swordplay, gambol, dramatic play, turn, drama

  2. play(noun)

    a theatrical performance of a drama

    Synonyms:
    manoeuvre, looseness, fun, period of play, shimmer, bid, maneuver, caper, romp, gaming, sport, frolic, playing period, free rein, child's play, gambling, swordplay, gambol, dramatic play, turn, drama

  3. play(noun)

    a preset plan of action in team sports

    Synonyms:
    manoeuvre, looseness, fun, period of play, shimmer, bid, maneuver, caper, romp, gaming, sport, frolic, playing period, free rein, child's play, gambling, swordplay, gambol, dramatic play, turn, drama

  4. maneuver, manoeuvre, play(noun)

    a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill

    Synonyms:
    turn, manoeuvre, dramatic play, period of play, shimmer, play, bid, maneuver, tactical manoeuvre, caper, tactical maneuver, romp, gambol, tactics, simulated military operation, sport, frolic, playing period, free rein, child's play, gambling, evasive action, gaming, swordplay, tactic, looseness, fun, drama

  5. play(noun)

    a state in which action is feasible

    Synonyms:
    manoeuvre, looseness, fun, period of play, shimmer, bid, maneuver, caper, romp, gaming, sport, frolic, playing period, free rein, child's play, gambling, swordplay, gambol, dramatic play, turn, drama

  6. play(noun)

    utilization or exercise

    Synonyms:
    manoeuvre, looseness, fun, period of play, shimmer, bid, maneuver, caper, romp, gaming, sport, frolic, playing period, free rein, child's play, gambling, swordplay, gambol, dramatic play, turn, drama

  7. bid, play(noun)

    an attempt to get something

    Synonyms:
    turn, manoeuvre, fun, bidding, period of play, shimmer, play, bid, maneuver, caper, dictation, romp, gambol, gaming, sport, tender, playing period, free rein, child's play, gambling, swordplay, command, dramatic play, looseness, frolic, drama

  8. play, child's play(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    manoeuvre, looseness, walkover, fun, period of play, shimmer, play, bid, piece of cake, maneuver, duck soup, caper, breeze, pushover, romp, gaming, sport, frolic, snap, playing period, free rein, child's play, gambling, swordplay, gambol, dramatic play, turn, cinch, picnic, drama

  9. playing period, period of play, play(noun)

    (in games or plays or other performances) the time during which play proceeds

    Synonyms:
    manoeuvre, looseness, fun, period of play, shimmer, play, bid, maneuver, caper, romp, gaming, sport, frolic, playing period, free rein, child's play, gambling, swordplay, gambol, dramatic play, turn, drama

  10. free rein, play(noun)

    the removal of constraints

    Synonyms:
    manoeuvre, looseness, fun, period of play, shimmer, play, bid, maneuver, caper, romp, gaming, sport, frolic, playing period, free rein, child's play, gambling, swordplay, gambol, dramatic play, turn, drama

  11. shimmer, play(noun)

    a weak and tremulous light

    Synonyms:
    manoeuvre, looseness, fun, period of play, shimmer, play, bid, maneuver, caper, romp, gaming, sport, frolic, playing period, free rein, child's play, gambling, swordplay, gambol, dramatic play, turn, drama

  12. fun, play, sport(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    manoeuvre, looseness, sportsman, fun, variation, summercater, period of play, shimmer, play, sportswoman, bid, mutant, maneuver, caper, romp, athletics, gaming, merriment, sport, frolic, mutation, playing period, free rein, child's play, gambling, swordplay, gambol, dramatic play, playfulness, turn, drama

  13. looseness, play(noun)

    movement or space for movement

    Synonyms:
    turn, manoeuvre, dramatic play, dissipation, period of play, shimmer, play, bid, diarrhea, maneuver, romp, dissolution, caper, swordplay, looseness of the bowels, fun, sport, frolic, licentiousness, playing period, free rein, child's play, gambling, gaming, profligacy, gambol, diarrhoea, looseness, drama

  14. play, frolic, romp, gambol, caper(noun)

    gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement

    Synonyms:
    turn, put-on, joke, shoo-in, shimmer, caper, looseness, drama, gambling, maneuver, job, capriole, prank, period of play, free rein, tomboy, fun, sport, blowout, gaming, laugher, walkaway, romp, manoeuvre, dramatic play, play, swordplay, runaway, trick, gambol, hoyden, antic, bid, frolic, child's play, playing period

  15. turn, play(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    bend, act, twist, turning, routine, looseness, shimmer, bit, drama, gambling, maneuver, period of play, free rein, caper, fun, crook, turn of events, round, turn, sport, tour, gaming, spell, go, manoeuvre, dramatic play, play, swordplay, number, gambol, romp, good turn, bid, bout, frolic, child's play, playing period

  16. gambling, gaming, play(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    manoeuvre, looseness, fun, period of play, shimmer, play, bid, maneuver, caper, romp, gaming, sport, frolic, playing period, free rein, child's play, gambling, swordplay, gambol, dramatic play, turn, drama

  17. play, swordplay(verb)

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

    Synonyms:
    manoeuvre, looseness, fun, period of play, shimmer, play, bid, maneuver, caper, romp, gaming, sport, frolic, playing period, free rein, child's play, gambling, swordplay, gambol, dramatic play, turn, drama

  18. play(verb)

    participate in games or sport

    Synonyms:
    recreate, make for, act, flirt, represent, work, dally, wager, wreak, take on, toy, bet, roleplay, playact, run, fiddle, diddle, meet, spiel, act as, bring, encounter, trifle

  19. play(verb)

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

    Synonyms:
    recreate, make for, act, flirt, represent, work, dally, wager, wreak, take on, toy, bet, roleplay, playact, run, fiddle, diddle, meet, spiel, act as, bring, encounter, trifle

  20. play(verb)

    play on an instrument

    Synonyms:
    recreate, make for, act, flirt, represent, work, dally, wager, wreak, take on, toy, bet, roleplay, playact, run, fiddle, diddle, meet, spiel, act as, bring, encounter, trifle

  21. act, play, represent(verb)

    play a role or part

    Synonyms:
    take on, fiddle, dissemble, interpret, bet, spiel, act, bring, make up, behave, run, symbolize, trifle, play, diddle, meet, lay out, move, roleplay, dally, typify, be, act as, toy, encounter, stand for, playact, flirt, do, make for, wager, represent, stage, exemplify, recreate, pretend, present, comprise, symbolise, work, correspond, constitute, map, wreak, defend

  22. play(verb)

    be at play; be engaged in playful activity; amuse oneself in a way characteristic of children

    Synonyms:
    recreate, make for, act, flirt, represent, work, dally, wager, wreak, take on, toy, bet, roleplay, playact, run, fiddle, diddle, meet, spiel, act as, bring, encounter, trifle

  23. play, spiel(verb)

    replay (as a melody)

    Synonyms:
    recreate, make for, act, flirt, play, represent, work, dally, wager, wreak, take on, toy, bet, roleplay, playact, run, fiddle, diddle, meet, spiel, act as, bring, encounter, trifle

  24. play(verb)

    perform music on (a musical instrument)

    Synonyms:
    recreate, make for, act, flirt, represent, work, dally, wager, wreak, take on, toy, bet, roleplay, playact, run, fiddle, diddle, meet, spiel, act as, bring, encounter, trifle

  25. act, play, act as(verb)

    pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind

    Synonyms:
    pretend, make for, flirt, play, represent, dissemble, dally, recreate, wager, move, wreak, take on, work, toy, roleplay, playact, bet, run, fiddle, spiel, diddle, meet, act, act as, bring, encounter, trifle, behave, do

  26. play(verb)

    move or seem to move quickly, lightly, or irregularly

    Synonyms:
    recreate, make for, act, flirt, represent, work, dally, wager, wreak, take on, toy, bet, roleplay, playact, run, fiddle, diddle, meet, spiel, act as, bring, encounter, trifle

  27. play(verb)

    bet or wager (money)

    Synonyms:
    recreate, make for, act, flirt, represent, work, dally, wager, wreak, take on, toy, bet, roleplay, playact, run, fiddle, diddle, meet, spiel, act as, bring, encounter, trifle

  28. play, recreate(verb)

    engage in recreational activities rather than work; occupy oneself in a diversion

    Synonyms:
    take on, fiddle, bet, spiel, work, bring, animate, quicken, vivify, run, flirt, trifle, cheer, diddle, meet, play, roleplay, dally, renovate, act, act as, toy, playact, encounter, make for, hearten, wager, represent, recreate, repair, reanimate, embolden, revive, revivify, wreak

  29. play(verb)

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

    Synonyms:
    recreate, make for, act, flirt, represent, work, dally, wager, wreak, take on, toy, bet, roleplay, playact, run, fiddle, diddle, meet, spiel, act as, bring, encounter, trifle

  30. play(verb)

    emit recorded sound

    Synonyms:
    recreate, make for, act, flirt, represent, work, dally, wager, wreak, take on, toy, bet, roleplay, playact, run, fiddle, diddle, meet, spiel, act as, bring, encounter, trifle

  31. play(verb)

    perform on a certain location

    Synonyms:
    recreate, make for, act, flirt, represent, work, dally, wager, wreak, take on, toy, bet, roleplay, playact, run, fiddle, diddle, meet, spiel, act as, bring, encounter, trifle

  32. play(verb)

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

    Synonyms:
    recreate, make for, act, flirt, represent, work, dally, wager, wreak, take on, toy, bet, roleplay, playact, run, fiddle, diddle, meet, spiel, act as, bring, encounter, trifle

  33. play, toy(verb)

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

    Synonyms:
    recreate, make for, act, flirt, play, represent, work, dally, wager, wreak, take on, toy, bet, roleplay, playact, run, fiddle, diddle, meet, spiel, act as, bring, encounter, trifle

  34. play(verb)

    behave in a certain way

    Synonyms:
    recreate, make for, act, flirt, represent, work, dally, wager, wreak, take on, toy, bet, roleplay, playact, run, fiddle, diddle, meet, spiel, act as, bring, encounter, trifle

  35. play, run(verb)

    cause to emit recorded audio or video

    Synonyms:
    take on, course, fiddle, bet, spiel, work, scat, bring, run away, move, turn tail, melt down, range, run, guide, function, lead, lam, flirt, trifle, play, diddle, meet, track down, break away, head for the hills, extend, roleplay, dally, endure, bunk, take to the woods, act as, toy, consort, execute, feed, playact, carry, encounter, scarper, make for, unravel, lean, go, wager, die hard, represent, pass, flow, hunt, recreate, race, run for, fly the coop, act, hunt down, persist, incline, ladder, draw, hightail it, bleed, black market, be given, prevail, campaign, tend, escape, wreak, ply, operate, melt

  36. toy, fiddle, diddle, play(verb)

    manipulate manually or in one's mind or imagination

    Synonyms:
    rook, swindle, fiddle, bet, spiel, act, victimize, bring, gip, shirk, goldbrick, tamper, wager, run, con, flirt, trifle, diddle, monkey, meet, tinker, gyp, roleplay, dally, act as, toy, playact, encounter, make for, defraud, hornswoggle, play, represent, nobble, bunco, short-change, recreate, work, take on, scam, wreak, mulct, shrink from

  37. play(verb)

    use to one's advantage

    Synonyms:
    recreate, make for, act, flirt, represent, work, dally, wager, wreak, take on, toy, bet, roleplay, playact, run, fiddle, diddle, meet, spiel, act as, bring, encounter, trifle

  38. dally, trifle, play(verb)

    consider not very seriously

    Synonyms:
    take on, fiddle, wanton, bet, spiel, act, romance, run, flirt, trifle, dally, diddle, meet, coquette, piddle, roleplay, chat up, butterfly, act as, toy, encounter, playact, work, dawdle, make for, piddle away, play, represent, wanton away, frivol, bring, recreate, philander, coquet, mash, wreak, wager

  39. play(verb)

    be received or accepted or interpreted in a specific way

    Synonyms:
    recreate, make for, act, flirt, represent, work, dally, wager, wreak, take on, toy, bet, roleplay, playact, run, fiddle, diddle, meet, spiel, act as, bring, encounter, trifle

  40. dally, toy, play, flirt(verb)

    behave carelessly or indifferently

    Synonyms:
    recreate, make for, bring, wager, flirt, play, dally, work, meet, take on, coquette, coquet, butterfly, romance, wreak, dawdle, toy, bet, roleplay, playact, run, fiddle, spiel, diddle, philander, act, represent, mash, chat up, encounter, trifle, act as

  41. play(verb)

    cause to move or operate freely within a bounded space

    Synonyms:
    recreate, make for, act, flirt, represent, work, dally, wager, wreak, take on, toy, bet, roleplay, playact, run, fiddle, diddle, meet, spiel, act as, bring, encounter, trifle

  42. act, play, roleplay, playact(verb)

    perform on a stage or theater

    Synonyms:
    pretend, make for, flirt, play, represent, dissemble, dally, recreate, wager, move, wreak, take on, work, toy, roleplay, playact, bet, run, fiddle, spiel, diddle, meet, act, act as, bring, encounter, trifle, behave, do

  43. play(verb)

    be performed or presented for public viewing

    Synonyms:
    recreate, make for, act, flirt, represent, work, dally, wager, wreak, take on, toy, bet, roleplay, playact, run, fiddle, diddle, meet, spiel, act as, bring, encounter, trifle

  44. bring, work, play, wreak, make for(verb)

    cause to happen or to occur as a consequence

    Synonyms:
    take on, knead, land, operate, fiddle, bet, process, work, shape, get, impart, add, work out, run, act as, function, put to work, flirt, trifle, take, forge, meet, lick, spiel, solve, make, roleplay, dally, fetch, act, figure out, form, toy, turn, mould, sour, playact, encounter, exploit, make for, go, bestow, play, represent, do work, mold, bring, recreate, puzzle out, institute, diddle, convey, crop, exercise, bring in, ferment, cultivate, work on, contribute, act upon, influence, wreak, lend, wager

  45. play(verb)

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

    Synonyms:
    recreate, make for, act, flirt, represent, work, dally, wager, wreak, take on, toy, bet, roleplay, playact, run, fiddle, diddle, meet, spiel, act as, bring, encounter, trifle

  46. play(verb)

    make bets

    Synonyms:
    recreate, make for, act, flirt, represent, work, dally, wager, wreak, take on, toy, bet, roleplay, playact, run, fiddle, diddle, meet, spiel, act as, bring, encounter, trifle

  47. bet, wager, play(verb)

    stake on the outcome of an issue

    Synonyms:
    count, make for, bring, flirt, play, represent, work, dally, recreate, wager, reckon, look, toy, depend, bet, roleplay, playact, wreak, run, fiddle, spiel, diddle, meet, act, act as, calculate, encounter, trifle, take on

  48. play(verb)

    shoot or hit in a particular manner

    Synonyms:
    recreate, make for, act, flirt, represent, work, dally, wager, wreak, take on, toy, bet, roleplay, playact, run, fiddle, diddle, meet, spiel, act as, bring, encounter, trifle

  49. play(verb)

    use or move

    Synonyms:
    recreate, make for, act, flirt, represent, work, dally, wager, wreak, take on, toy, bet, roleplay, playact, run, fiddle, diddle, meet, spiel, act as, bring, encounter, trifle

  50. play(verb)

    employ in a game or in a specific position

    Synonyms:
    recreate, make for, act, flirt, represent, work, dally, wager, wreak, take on, toy, bet, roleplay, playact, run, fiddle, diddle, meet, spiel, act as, bring, encounter, trifle

  51. meet, encounter, play, take on(verb)

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

    Synonyms:
    conform to, touch, playact, fiddle, bet, spiel, act, take, foregather, gather, fulfill, dally, run, adjoin, find, match, flirt, suffer, acquire, fulfil, diddle, meet, chance, converge, fit, satisfy, receive, act as, toy, assume, forgather, work, encounter, get together, make for, happen, run into, cope with, fill, play, represent, run across, take over, come across, bring, recreate, roleplay, tackle, trifle, undertake, assemble, contact, bump, take on, accept, admit, wreak, see, adopt, wager

  52. play(verb)

    exhaust by allowing to pull on the line

    Synonyms:
    recreate, make for, act, flirt, represent, work, dally, wager, wreak, take on, toy, bet, roleplay, playact, run, fiddle, diddle, meet, spiel, act as, bring, encounter, trifle

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