COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a central role/part
▪ The report emphasizes the central role of science in society.
a key role
▪ Sanders played a key role in the team’s winning season.
a positive role model
▪ We should provide girls with more positive role models.
a vital role/part
▪ Nurses play a vital role in hospitals and surgeries.
act a part/role
▪ She is acting the role of Lady Macbeth six evenings a week.
act a part/role
▪ Stella felt unnatural in their company, as if she was acting a part.
▪ He was employed in a purely advisory role.
an active role
▪ Most men play a less active role in family life than women.
assign sb a task/role
▪ I’ve been assigned the task of looking after the new students.
assume the role of
▪ Jim Paton will assume the role of managing director.
▪ More men are taking on a caring role.
cast sb in a role/a part/the lead
▪ The producer finally cast Finsh in the male lead.
cast...in the role of
▪ Clarke’s trying to cast me in the role of villain here.
▪ The bridge has a dual role, carrying both road and rail.
fulfil a role/duty/function etc
▪ A good police officer is not fulfilling his role if he neglects this vital aspect.
gender roles (=the positions of men and women in society)
▪ It is a country where gender roles have remained largely unchanged.
▪ The UN adopted a more interventionist approach in the region.
▪ The US must now take a firm leadership role.
major role/part/factor etc
▪ Britain played a major role in the negotiations.
perform a function/role
▪ The two organizations perform similar functions.
▪ She played a pioneering role in opening higher education to women.
▪ The Bank of England has a pivotal role in the London money market.
play a crucial role/part in sth
▪ Parents play a crucial role in preparing their children for adult life.
play a prominent part/role (in sth)
▪ Mandela played a prominent role in the early years of the ANC.
play a role/part/character etc
▪ Playing a character so different from herself was a challenge.
play an active role in sth
▪ Do you play an active role in your community?
played a leading role
▪ The army played a leading role in organizing the attempted coup.
play/perform an essential role in sth
▪ Antibiotics play an essential role in controlling infection.
positive role model
▪ I want to be a positive role model for my sister.
role model (=someone that you try to copy because they have qualities you would like to have)
▪ Good teachers can act as positive role models.
▪ I want to be a positive role model for my sister.
▪ Some carers and dependants find it difficult to adapt to a role reversal.
starring role (=the most important part in a film)
▪ ‘The Freshman’ was Brando’s first starring role in ten years.
strengthen the role of sb/sth
▪ A presidential decree strengthened the role of the Security Council.
stress the role of sb/sth
▪ In her speech, she stressed the role of parents in preventing youth crime.
▪ His wife refused to accept a traditional subservient role.
the changing role of sb
▪ the changing role of women in society
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
▪ Take an active role in asking for appointments; most kinds of research benefit from discussion at least every month or so.
▪ None the less, many legislatures continue to have an active and significant role in policy making.
▪ He believes that the subtle discrimination practised on him resulted from his active role in a North sea safety committee.
▪ The scholar needs an active role in inquiry.
▪ They said the board had to take a more active role.
▪ So I also intend to take an active role speaking around the country.
▪ Immediately after Dudley's elevation, Gloucester was appointed to the commission of the peace, where he played an active role.
▪ Active learning roles for pupils, therefore, also mean active assessment roles for pupils.
▪ That is why bread plays such a central role in festivals.
▪ David Beckham captained the side and played in a central midfield role.
▪ To Greeley, the central role of a newspaper was that of conscience for its time.
▪ Both use metaphors that confirm his central role in the proceedings.
▪ Women played a central role in the economic transformations.
▪ Banks play a central role as consultants, advisers and agents in acquisition situations.
▪ Punch played a central role in the evolution of satirical humour and in creating opportunities for the cartoonist and the illustrator.
▪ Clearly, within particular realms of human experience they may play crucial roles in assisting individuals and groups to achieve their ends.
▪ The mutual recognition of ministers and members that is inherent in all union schemes plays a crucial role here.
▪ They are already playing a crucial role in multimedia design and development.
▪ Might not some essential aspects of quantum theory also be playing crucial roles in the physics that underlies our thought processes?
▪ Clearly, one's state of mind can also play a crucial role in the health of one's heart.
▪ Work with Royal Logistics Corps plays a crucial role in getting supplies and troops in and out of the war zone.
▪ Factors such as temperature and acidity play a crucial role in determining how well the process works.
▪ It has a crucial ideological role that underpins everything else.
▪ Councillor Tait has now been handed a letter which expresses concern over Mr Gilbert's dual role.
▪ His decision was made in 1992, when he gave up his brief dual role as publisher.
▪ In addition to this worry about the dual role, some teachers, and headteachers in particular, doubt the skills and experience of advisers.
▪ Balancing the dual roles of minister to the world and shepherd to his own flock has taken its toll.
▪ His Role: Melville has cast Pip in a dual role.
▪ Investment has a dual role to play within any economy.
▪ Coach Mike Sherman will take over in a dual role after Wolf's last day on June 1.
▪ Therefore we need to study in greater depth the role played by television and other visual media in contemporary society.
▪ He was a great role model-he had even clerked for Oliver Wendell Holmes.
▪ It was to be one of the actor's greatest roles.
▪ The United States in 1938 saw no pressing need to play any great role in the world.
▪ Though he undertook a great variety of roles, all were informed at heart with the wisdom of the sad clown.
▪ The state is given an even greater role than in the developmental model in creating conditions for justice and equality.
▪ And it had always been one of Gesner's greatest roles.
▪ Nevertheless, it was radio which played the greatest role in the development of music.
▪ All these factors were to play an important role in the disaster of 1940.
▪ As on land, local topography plays an important role in affecting the distribution of organisms.
▪ The Government have an important role in improving vehicle security.
▪ In particular we saw the important role that peer relationships played.
▪ As we have seen the magistrates have an important role to play in overseeing the extension of detention beyond thirty-six hours.
▪ At a crucial moment, the United States played an important supporting role.
▪ Typology dominated archaeological thinking until the 1950s, and still plays an important role in the discipline.
▪ Handicapped members, who play an important role in the Rangers, pay no subscription.
▪ The project high-lighted the key role of the expert advisors which are used by farm managers in undertaking their roles.
▪ Some others holding key roles in a voluntary capacity have experienced unusual pressure.
▪ It also plays a key role in technical evaluations.
▪ Leadership plays a key role in the overall levels of motivation and collaboration. 11.
▪ In this process, the Women' s Cooperative Guild played a key role.
▪ Poulantzas' explanation gives a key role to the relation between the capitalist state and capitalist ideology.
▪ Dreaming has a key role in psychoanalytic theory.
▪ And then midway through the second-half he played a key role in Brian Strain's vital winner.
▪ This would be her third attempt and I knew she was practising the leading role all the time.
▪ And his circle, his generation, have a leading role to play in the establishment of a popular universe.
▪ Second, where change has occurred, particularly at the intraregional scale, migration has played the leading role.
▪ Joan Collins and Keith Baxter will be playing the leading roles in the play.
▪ The latter should play a leading role in ensuring these statements are understood by governors and staff.
▪ He topped the poll for the shadow cabinet elections and played a leading role in the policy review process.
▪ Marion Tait and Joseph Cipolla dance the leading roles.
▪ It is crucial to our trade and investment that we continue to play a leading role in the Community.
▪ The internal slave-trade, though much used in abolitionist arguments, seems to have played no major role.
▪ These figures in turn played a major role in securing the support of Sen.
▪ Class interests are often regarded as playing a major role in the way political institutions develop.
▪ The third major role of legislators concerns their interactions with the executive.
▪ During the tumultuous years that followed, Nottinghamshire was to play a major role in the bitter conflict.
▪ Gorbachev also was quick to admit that the process of globalization played a major role in cracking open the closed Soviet society.
▪ Previously Warriors played a major role in the land war in the Gulf.
▪ It plays a major role in focusing energy in the right areas and on the right subjects.
▪ In between Kylie had enjoyed success in a few other minor television roles.
▪ The big Muppet stars are relegated to minor roles and humans take center stage.
▪ A time when adventure came first and pure athleticism played only a minor role in the great climbing game.
▪ They include history; but in this chapter it will play only a minor role.
▪ There were many others playing more minor roles.
▪ This kind of group can be thought of as having only a minor role within counselling.
▪ In the realm of secret diplomacy it would appear that public opinion had only a very minor role to play.
▪ Motor buses occupy a relatively minor role in the period covered by this volume.
▪ Their new role is to challenge conventional wisdom.
▪ For now, most could not delineate, with any confidence, what their new role entailed.
▪ Some cats outlasted him and I became their gravedigger - a new role thrust on me.
▪ Often families, like the patients, floundered in their efforts to adapt to new roles and changed life stories.
▪ I look forward to working with him in his new role.
▪ For the first half of the year the managers were, in fact, intent on mastering their new roles.
▪ Valerie Cass had found a new role to play.
▪ Getting comfortable in his new role, he played six positions and was a designated hitter in 104 games.
▪ Hoddle's pivotal role in Swindon's sweeper system stifled United's customary flowing football.
▪ Many of the recipes for braised and grilled dishes employ thyme in a pivotal role.
▪ The present article starts by highlighting the pivotal role of police results in the criminal process.
▪ But the private sector had the pivotal role as the provider of jobs and the builder of the new urban resource base.
▪ Hollandshort, bespectacled and plain-spoken-allows that there was some initial studio skepticism about casting Leigh in the pivotal role.
▪ Venison plays a pivotal role in our culinary heritage.
▪ Religious conservatives such as Curry will play a pivotal role in the race for the Republican presidential nomination.
▪ In 1963 Kennedy moved to take a more positive role in the struggle for civil rights.
▪ Maybe you'd know how to act if you had some more positive role models and some real heroes in your life.
▪ It has a positive role to play in an organisation, and that role is particularly emphasised in this chapter.
▪ There was no positive role model to follow, and plenty of negative ones not to follow.
▪ Thus, a positive, promotional role is given to state welfare, where services are provided as of right to all citizens.
▪ The post-war period until the late 1970s witnessed governments playing a positive role in stimulating demand through reflation of the economy.
▪ But how are they to play a more positive role?
▪ Pressures are being exerted to give the Community a more positive role in industrial policy.
▪ In a few governments have a prominent role.
▪ Some conservatives complain they are being excluded from prominent convention roles.
▪ Historically women have played a more prominent role in media education than in any other field of communication studies.
▪ Modern geologists agree that earthquakes had a prominent role in creating the present spectacle of the valley.
▪ Guimaraes had emerged from near retirement to play a prominent public role in the process to impeach Collor.
▪ Attorney General Grant Woods of Arizona has taken a prominent role in that effort, according to participants.
▪ It was not coincidental that Interministerial Councils played a particularly prominent role in the formulation of economic and financial policy.
▪ Semantics has not always enjoyed a prominent role in modern linguistics.
▪ Now, for the first time, fixed though often not very stringent criteria for appointment began to play a significant role.
▪ The newly disclosed documents contradict White House claims that Mrs Clinton did not play a significant role in the firings.
▪ Basil Rocke played a highly significant role in the beginning of this transformation of the ethos of the classroom.
▪ The recession of the early 1990s played a significant role in college enrollment.
▪ And she came to play a significant role in building his career.
▪ But does this make it play a less significant role in overcoming his problem?
▪ Noise and danger resulting from too many vehicles has played a significant role in making inner cities unpleasant places to be.
▪ In all this, music has a significant role to play in enabling and fostering closer relationships between the denominations.
▪ Gilligan relates this difference to the differing social roles and relationships of men and women.
▪ Individuals therefore interact in terms of roles. Social roles regulate and organize behaviour.
▪ The social work role in relation to the families of residents is considered at the end of this chapter.
▪ A social role thus involves mutual expectations.
▪ Other social roles within the Rowdies group were much less easy to isolate.
▪ Carl Lumbly stars in the title role.
▪ Winningham delivers Oscar-caliber work, too, in the less showy but equally complex and demanding title role.
▪ It is especially sad to see that happen when the title role is played so superbly by Hopkins.
▪ Perhaps Hincmar's silence here was tactful, since Charles the Bald's sons had not distinguished themselves in the traditional roles.
▪ Melanie and Jonathan have fallen into traditional roles without really knowing how it happened. at least on her part.
▪ Yet these organizations bring women out of the family in ways that do not fundamentally challenge their traditional roles.
▪ It is they who carry out the traditional infantry role of closing with and destroying the enemy.
▪ Challenging traditional roles is not easy.
▪ This was more the case for the partners of older women, who themselves were socialised into more traditional roles.
▪ For the term indicates nothing less than a complete questioning of the traditional role of local government.
▪ The most obvious effect was to constrain societies to their traditional role of lending for house purchase.
▪ The Guinness bid transformed the company into an international giant and Ward had played a vital role in bringing this about.
▪ Lend-lease support began flowing to Moscow in November 1941, playing a vital role in the Soviet war effort.
▪ The programme has not recognised the vital role that chemistry plays across most industrial sectors.
▪ Code-making and code-breaking played a vital role in winning the war.
▪ Proper training of food handlers has a vital role in improving their morale and motivation and ensuring that standards are met.
▪ This is where the monetarist assumption of an exogenous money supply plays such a vital role.
▪ In so doing she demonstrated the vital role of the family in early-modern towns.
▪ However, this apparent simplicity hides the vital role that friction plays in the process.
▪ It is easy to assume that any significant, gender-linked difference should be attributed to the general operation of gender roles.
▪ In times past, our whole social system effectively assigned gender roles at birth.
▪ The data suggest that gender role is influential.
▪ We can see, then, that there are many elements and factors in this change in gender roles.
▪ We need to look, then, for the specific practices that produce gender roles rather than stopping at the roles themselves.
▪ He clearly portrays the pressures that changing gender roles exert on family life.
▪ This leads us to ask: what part does unemployment play in gender roles?
▪ Since these women too had traditional gender roles, how was their greater use of this vernacular feature to be explained?
▪ Many local chambers of commerce are already taking a lead role in this process.
▪ Four actors were initially tested for the lead role of Joe Buck, among whom Michael Sarrazin was first choice.
▪ The 57-year-old tenor made two mistakes in the lead role of Verdi's Don Carlos.
▪ Salomon Brothers will take a lead role in the international share offer, the statement said.
▪ In mainland Britain MI5 now has the lead role in intelligence gathering.
▪ Could this untried youngster pull off a lead role in a Broadway play? people sitting in on rehearsals asked the director.
▪ Other countries were looking to the United States to take a firm leadership role, said one official.
▪ Heads should therefore still be taking a key leadership role.
▪ His leadership role was taken from him and he resumed his role as physician.
▪ The Local Government Act 2000 also gives local authorities the powers they need to take a community leadership role.
▪ None of them started college expecting or planning to take a leadership role.
▪ Hence it will be necessary to take account of the structure in determining what leadership role is most appropriate.
▪ Gradually, team leaders in work-unit teams change to more of a coordination rather than leadership role as the team develops.
▪ Where are the black role models for them to follow?
▪ Disability aside, one of her top priorities is to be a role model and mentor to aspiring radiologists.
▪ Having said that my two roles models, if you like, are Jean-Pierre Rives and Michael Jones.
▪ He should be a role model and provide the proper image to the community and participate in the community.
▪ He wasn't evil enough to be a role model to us.
▪ Other women have not had entrepreneurial role models or a history of small-business ownership, the study showed.
▪ Deborah Harry was a very different kind of role model.
▪ Atalanta was a role model Amelia could relate to.
▪ Discussion should take place regarding the learning methods, i.e. practical work, discussions, role play, tutorials and individual study.
▪ Then role play that scene with others from the group.
▪ We'd done this lots of times, role play, in Soc.
▪ Alter each role play, have group members provide feedback on what the person did well and what aspects need improvement.
▪ Then the role play can be pursued as in any of 1 to 3 above.
▪ Units comprise discussion, reading, role play, writing assignment, vocabulary building, practice in points of grammar.
▪ Eight existing modules are being revised and two new ones are being developed in video production and role play.
▪ Practise use of skills in role play.
▪ They will act in a facilitating role to help in focusing on more general social and economic need.
▪ But men do not feature prominently as family members acting in their familial role.
▪ The company secretarial department of the firm can and have acted in this role on occasions.
▪ Crowe brings much more than acting to the role.
▪ How have the parents acted as role models?
▪ Hunters might seek to kill them, but they are quite capable of turning the tables and acting out the agent role.
▪ You may act as a role model and a mentor to others.
▪ Magistrates are also reported to want to reconstruct the raid using volunteers to act out the roles.
▪ You've assigned me the role of heartless villain financier, obsessed with money, wealth, and luxury.
▪ They will be divided into teams and assigned civic roles.
▪ Aristotle never explicitly assigned comedy an inferior role to that of tragedy.
▪ If your child is playing Nintendo ask if you might play together and let him assign you to your role.
▪ I was struck by his great attention to detail and how systematically he assigned roles.
▪ Yet their assigned role is also in conflict with their desire for a professional identity.
▪ In the literatures of both cultures, the daughter has been assigned the role of passionate witness.
▪ Harte also interrogates the sentimental by assigning Ken tuck the role of camp spokesman.
▪ Margaret Bondfield joined the guild in 1911 and with Llewellyn Davies assumed a critical role in reform of health and maternity policy.
▪ He had been to school one day and already he was using phrases and assuming roles that belonged to a different world.
▪ The book assumes the role of the most patient instructor.
▪ Unlucky-looking people made them uneasy and even tempted some to assume the role of misfortune.
▪ Better therefore to try to anticipate such a calamity by assuming the role of an active and vigilant peace-maker.
▪ On the evening of the first full rehearsal she is again pressured into assuming a role.
▪ However, in order to do this, it follows that you must be versatile and able to assume many different roles.
▪ Both could assume roles on the new cable network.
▪ The Falcons have been cast in the role of curtain-raisers and will open the show on both days.
▪ Deronda resents being cast in the role of listener and mentor.
▪ In his first season at Arsenal he was cast in the role of footballer turned male model.
▪ Once cast in the role of Guardian of Truth and Traditional Wisdom, a scientist ceases to be scientific.
▪ After all Meredith was not alluding to her, any more than he was casting himself in the role of Caesar.
▪ Doctors such as geriatricians and psychiatrists have been cast in the role of fixers and gatekeepers to protect the institutions.
▪ No longer are local authorities cast in the role of protectors of unpopular, run-down schools.
▪ Where else will you be cast in the role of a dolphin?
▪ This will have profound implications for established roles and relationships, and the development of people with talent to fill the roles.
▪ Thomas gave Rose credit for filling the role of point guard Wednesday.
▪ Inside, however, I felt inherently inferior, inadequate to fill the role.
▪ With the shift toward commercial traffic plus diminishing federal support, most regional providers have to evolve to fill new roles.
▪ But, for the most part, these men and women were hired to fill more junior roles than Mr Steffen's.
▪ And who, today, comes anywhere near filling that role?
▪ So who might be available to fill this role: Ruddock - recently gone to Liverpool.
▪ We deny this, only to the inevitable result that we fool ourselves, and fill our leadership roles with fools.
▪ In addition, clothes must help a woman to fulfil her special roles.
▪ Thus women continued to forgo having children rather than be penalized for fulfilling their biological role.
▪ Ironically, one way out of this problem is to employ paid workers to fulfil some roles in a club.
▪ The whole is supported at each spandrel by kneeling figures, apparently fulfilling the role of Atlas.
▪ Could any one house be sufficiently interesting to fulfil this dual role after the first flush of passion passed?
▪ The judgment rate is an important part of the creditor's arsenal that fulfils a dual role.
▪ However, on examination we find that the criminal process does not and can not fulfil this role.
▪ In Czechoslovakia, the People's Militia perform a similar role.
▪ After they had performed well in the role, these women made prestigious marriages, as does Cinderella.
▪ But in competitive equilibrium prices are performing a second role.
▪ He performed that unglamorous role for Cleveland early in 1998, then was traded to San Francisco in mid-season.
▪ And to perform this role they need to have sufficient content to be used rather as premises in inferences.
▪ Infantry traditionally performed three roles: It held ground, took ground, and con-ducted precise reconnaissance when on patrol.
▪ In their different spheres, Rice and Albers both performed another important role typical of leaders of Great Groups.
▪ Indeed many are still advice workers and are thus constantly furnished with very real on-going practical experience to support their tutoring role.
▪ She married Jose in 1963 and played an important supporting role as he rose to prominence in the business world.
▪ Goblins are primarily support troops - their role is to ensure that your core troops get into combat against their chosen target.
▪ At a crucial moment, the United States played an important supporting role.
▪ There is also evidence to support a role as a risk factor for gastric carcinoma.
▪ Old in particular played a crucial supporting role for the second time in the match.
▪ A Marxist approach which takes the role of ideology seriously needs to analyse punishment in terms such as these.
▪ The growth of anticommunist violence in Miami had intimidated many people from taking activist roles in liberal politics throughout south Florida.
▪ In the world of the infant and parent, the referential function of language often takes a subordinate role to others.
▪ Although the hospital is new to the area, it is taking an active role in the community and its improvement.
▪ Entomology was also taking on an economic role as its application to pest control became evident.
▪ The last several years, he has said he is prepared to take a more active role in the clubhouse.
▪ To take the latter role first, some music needs no accompaniment.
▪ It coped with social problems long before governments took on that role.
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▪ It was a meaty role that, under other circumstances, he might have enjoyed.
play a part/role
▪ Although the budget committees guide Congress's actions on spending, every committee plays a role.
▪ Hart clearly played a role in the decision to change admission standards.
▪ Men now play a larger part in looking after their children.
▪ Our goal is to make sure everyone plays a part and shares in the credit.
▪ Schneider played a key role in getting the organization started.
▪ The most effective learning occurs when the child is allowed to play a more active role in the learning process.
▪ The Secretary of State played a leading role in the government's successful foreign policy.
▪ Together with the police everyone can play a part in improving the security of their neighborhood.
▪ But big-city gangsters also play a part.
▪ By speaking out about envy between women, comedy can play a part in helping us to heal it in ourselves.
▪ He was six now and understood that I had played a role in his parents separation.
▪ Luck has to play a part in it.
▪ Sure, the Pentium chip plays a part, but other components provide the big difference.
▪ The New Man rejects traditional roles of parenthood and likes to play a part in decision-making.
▪ The researchers said more investigation was needed into whether vaccinations or pesticides played a part.
▪ Therefore, both over-confidence and under-confidence may play a part in creating an environment in which accidents happen more readily.
plum job/role/assignment etc
▪ For me, it was a plum assignment.
▪ He took over the £60,000-a-year plum job only three weeks ago.
▪ The good news was he had landed a plum job on the mortgage trading desk.
supporting part/role/actor etc
▪ At a crucial moment, the United States played an important supporting role.
▪ Benicio Del Toro won the best supporting actor prize for Traffic.
▪ But the chief joy despite several eye-catching supporting roles remains watching Courtenay milk the script for all its worth.
▪ He felt the other two were satisfied to play supporting roles to Gedge and to a lesser extent, himself.
▪ Hopper won a supporting role in that film too.
▪ Its most unarguable successes are in the main supporting roles.
▪ The meats are unfailingly tender and flavorful, and the stuffed tomatoes deserve a Tony Award for best supporting actor.
▪ The three supporting roles are all superbly played.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ School staff take an active role in providing career guidance.
▪ The traditional male role in marriage is to provide for women and children.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ But early today his role in the drama remained unclear.
▪ But we all had our little roles to play in this charade, and I was playing mine.
▪ Luthans et al. would say that they conceived of the managerial role primarily as traditional management activities, and routine information.
▪ The Forestry Commission has two official roles in national life.
▪ The marketing role in an organization is carried out by numerous individuals.
▪ The truth of this does not make it easy to define the teacher's role in management.
▪ When he took over the role last year, the box office took off, and the reviews were positively glowing.