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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!
See also: have, role

play 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 played 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 is playing a role in some new film. She's really making her way into the big leagues!
See also: play, role

play a part in something

 and play a role in something 
1. to participate in something in a specific way. I hope to play a part in the development of the new product. I want to play a role in this procedure.
2. to portray a character in a performance. He played a part in The Mikado, but it was not a major role. Larry wanted to play a role in the next play.
See also: part, play
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The role of a senator is to negotiate a good deal for the planet they represent.
Atom Role: r denotes atom role, every atom role should be corresponding to specific permission, and their permission is not overlapping.
A role occupant encounters problems, constraints, deficiencies or conflicts in some form or the other during the course of his/her role performance.
The analysis of the data revealed that role erosion, personal inadequacy, resource inadequacy, and role stagnation were identified as dominant contributors of role stress in executives and supervisors.
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: Kevin Kline, for his role as Jacques in As You Like It.
He hopes one day to dance Apollo, a role never done by a black dancer in City Ballet.
As Ed Zander, CEO of Motorola, said when discussing the lifespan of the role, "After three or four years, my feeling is that you start to think more and more about the CEO decisions.
The investigators also reported a lack of understanding of group counseling in schools and the need for greater understanding of the leadership role the professional school counselor can play in advocating for all students.
Special attention is paid to the role of ARAMCO as a pro-Saudi lobby and to the occasional practice of hiring professional lobbyists as in Kuwait's contracting of the firm of Hill and Knowlton to disseminate Iraqi abuses during the invasion of Kuwait.
While the role and responsibilities vary from company to company, in general, a CAO is responsible for tax, financial planning, corporate accounting and reporting, compliance, accounting policies and procedures, audit preparation, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and monitoring and maintaining internal controls over the financial reporting function.
By 1980, Super was integrating social role theory into career development as he called attention to the relationships of job roles with other life roles (e.
With the recent increased emphasis on assessment in higher education, a logical extension of using role play or simulation as a teaching method is to use it as an evaluation of student learning.
When enacting roles meaningful to the identity, this standard (hereafter referred to as "identity standard" in accordance with Burke's term) becomes the identity holder's basis from which decisions about how to enact a role are made, given the environment.
He will be dancing the role of Albrecht, which he has performed before.
The central proposition of this theory consists of the relationships between three components: commitment, identity salience, and role performance (Stryker, 1987).