have a role in (something)

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have a role in (something)

1. To have a specific involvement or participation in something. There's no use lying to the committee, Mr. Marshall, as we know for a fact that you had a role in hiding your company's losses from its investors.
2. Literally, to have a job portraying a certain character in a performance. I hear that Samantha has a role in some new film. She's really making her way into the big leagues!
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Mr Murphy said each of the five had a role to play in what he described as a "well planned, well co-ordinated blackmail which preyed on the fear of Witness A".