Synonyms for Play:
n.articulation, beat out, accompany, atmospherics, bang out, baton, blast, blast away, arrange, back. crank, theatrical, flash, energize, activate, eject, piece, flick, coax, performance, actuate, musical, show, engage. double for, court, try, overact, ad lib, COSTAR, understudy, try for, star. anecdote, detective, adaptation, black comedy, cock-and-bull story, comedy, disport, epic, allegory, classic. fool, putter, entertain, fidget, amuse, emcee, appear, conjure, extemporize, twiddle, debut, go on. fling, devilment, giggle, gaieties, gamble, lay. shoot, kick, action, impersonate, hook, substitute, knock, cross, play-act, performing arts, portray, dribble, enact, strike at, smash. imitate, send up, imitation, ape, mimic, masquerade, parody, pose as. ball, chip, render, dive, backhand, delivery, corner. catch, reflect, fade, bathe, flood, filter, focus, waver. captain, manipulate, bench, captaincy, control, draft, straight, draft in, call up, commissioner. malleability, sponginess, flexibility, participate, pliability, resilience, stretch, suppleness, go along, plasticity. childishness, act up, grow into, ride on someone's shoulders/back, misbehave, grow out of. •action (noun)
working, movement, activity, action.
frivolity, tonic, celebration, hobby, jocularity, humor, game, merriment, whimsicality, entertainment, sport, stimulation, hilarity, amusement, pleasure, relaxation, fun, diversion, Divertissement, levity, distraction, Jolliness, recreation, refreshment, pastime.
•amusement, entertainment (noun)
frolic, happiness, fun, pleasure, recreation, pastime, sportiveness, disport, gaming, diversion, gambol, romp, game, sport, relaxation, humor, caper.
•latitude, range (noun)
give, action, movement, working, activity.
•theater piece (noun)
drama, smash, entertainment, comedy, performance, musical, show, theatrical.
v.•act; take the part of (verb)
impersonate, enact, portray, represent, perform, present.
•compete in sport (verb)
participate, recreate, contest.
present, act, choreograph, burlesque, mime, pantomime, improvise, dramatize, characterize.
•gamble, risk (verb)
wager, manipulate, maneuver, bet.
•have fun (verb)
toy, trifle, dally.
•perform music (verb)
harmonize, sing, jam, gig, practice, perform, serenade, solo.
play-act, double for, plasticity, waver, backhand, overact, disport, imitation, twiddle, pose as, mimic, send up. fidget, contest, performance, gamble, chip, resilience, parody, understudy, dribble, participate, flexibility, knock, COSTAR, shoot, show, reflect. impersonate, grow out of, portray, masquerade, ape, inflict, ad lib, render, fade, star, bathe, smash, grow into, piece. kick, enact, manipulate, putter, impose. focus, cross, hook, visit, duel. blast, flood. enter, filter. ride, take up. lay. go on. catch. stretch. give. •act
go on, play-act.
•Other relevant words:
disport, wager, gambol, action, working, drama, fool, flirt, dally, fiddle, act as, pretend, bet, enact, piece, caper, toy, trifle, render, gaming, gambling, play-act, gamble, show, romp, frolic, performance.