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ὑποκρίνομαι 1 2 3 later also aor1 and perf. pass. in mid. sense reply, make answer, answer, Hom., Hdt. expound, interpret, explain, Od., Ar.:—the attic word in this sense is ἀπο-κρίνομαι.
II.of actors, to answer on the stage: hence to play a part, τὴν Ἀντιγόνην ὑποκέκριται Dem.; ὑπ. τὸ βασιλικόν to take the king's part, Arist.; ὑποκρ. τραγῳδίαν, κωμῳδίαν to play a tragedy, a comedy, id=Arist.; absol. to play a part, be an actor, id=Arist. represent dramatically: hence to exaggerate, Dem.
3.metaph. to play a part, to feign, pretend, c. inf., id=Dem.

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