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role-play

(rōl′plā′)
v. role-played, role-playing, role-plays
v.tr.
To act out (a situation), as for therapeutic , educational, or recreational purposes: "He mixed learning and playing—once he asked the children to role-play the Berlin Conference" (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie).
v.intr.
To assume or act out a particular role: "When I hire people I role-play with them ... to see how they take pressure" (Peter Schrag).
n.
Role-playing.
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role-play

Sexology
verb To act out a sexual fantasy, which may include BDSM activities, fetishism, paraphilias, etc., typically with a partner.
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We obtained some car brochures and order forms from the dealership where he had been employed, and when he wanted to 'work,' someone sat down with him and role-played 'buying' a car.
Because only intentions to behave in a certain manner were measured instead of any actual behaviors (except for recording of the responses), these studies represent examples of specific behavioral intentions measured in response to a role-played situation.
For example, to test hypotheses concerning the nature of interactions between superiors and subordinates, Watson (1982) tape recorded role-played goal setting discussions and coded them with respect to a priori defined categories.