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play a part/role

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishplay a part/roleplay a part/roleEFFECT/INFLUENCEto have an effect or influence on somethingplay a part/role in A good diet and fitness play a large part in helping people live longer. play
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play a part/roleAlthough the budget committees guide Congress's actions on spending, every committee plays a role.The researchers said more investigation was needed into whether vaccinations or pesticides played a part.But big-city gangsters also play a part.Our goal is to make sure everyone plays a part and shares in the credit.Sure, the Pentium chip plays a part, but other components provide the big difference.Therefore, both over-confidence and under-confidence may play a part in creating an environment in which accidents happen more readily.The New Man rejects traditional roles of parenthood and likes to play a part in decision-making.Schneider played a key role in getting the organization started.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.Together with the police everyone can play a part in improving the security of their neighborhood.Luck has to play a part in it.Men now play a larger part in looking after their children.Hart clearly played a role in the decision to change admission standards.The Secretary of State played a leading role in the government's successful foreign policy.The most effective learning occurs when the child is allowed to play a more active role in the learning process.
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