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Other Words for Play

Play Adjective Synonyms
participate (in), take part (in), join (in), be occupied (in or with), engage in, contend in, take up, take part in, occupy oneself in or with, undertake
He was invited for a game of poker, but he refused to play. I understand that you play bridge.

amuse oneself, frolic, frisk, cavort, gambol, caper, sport, have fun, have a good time, enjoy oneself, disport (oneself), carouse
Ken's mother won't let him go out and play.

Play Noun Synonyms
move, maneuver, action
That last play might have won you the game.

amusement, frivolity, entertainment, recreation, fun, pleasure, sport, merrymaking, revelry, tomfoolery, horseplay, skylarking, monkey business, monkey tricks or monkeyshines
The time for play is past, we must get down to serious business.

treatment, coverage, attention
The newspapers gave Connie's new book a big play.

flexibility, looseness, freedom, leeway, margin, room, space, movement, motion, give
There's too much play in this gear lever.

Play Verb Synonyms
behavior, actions, deportment, conduct, demeanor
In the game of life, many have no regard for the rules of fair play. The police suspect foul play.

perform (upon or on), put on
Play 'Misty' for me. She plays the piccolo very well. Could you play that Caruso record.

portray, depict, perform, act or take the role or part of, act
In the new production of Othello she plays Desdemona.

gamble, bet, wager, stake, place, put
He played his last chip on number 14.

engage, contend with, compete with or against, challenge, vie with, pit oneself against, take on, rival
The stranger played me at snooker, I lost three games out of three.

drama, stage play, show, piece, production, entertainment
We have tickets to a different play for every night this week.

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Random Play

Technology / Home Audio / Random Play: Also known as shuffle play. In CD players and changers, this function randomizes the order of selections during playback. Some CD players offer a 'Random Play with Delete' feature that prevents a piec MORE

Plug and Play (PnP)

Technology / Computers / Plug and Play (PnP): A technology developed by Microsoft and Intel that supports plug-and-play installation. PnP is built into the Windows 95 operating system, but to use it, the computer's BIOS and expansion boards must MORE

Play The Gutter

Entertainment / Bowling / Play The Gutter: Playing a strike angle from the edge of the gutter. MORE

Windows Media Player

Technology / Computers / Windows Media Player: Developed by Microsoft Corporation, this is a audio video player that can also handle MP3 files. The player also has the ability to store your favorite music, video, pictures and recorded TV. From thi MORE

Radar Displays

Technology / Radar / Radar Displays: A means of displaying target information in a clear and concise manner. MORE

Pure Play

Business / Finance / Pure Play: A company involved in only one line of business. MORE