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"You look like Barney!" he joked around.

"Arrgh, I am a dinosaur!" she played along.

Is there a verb that means "play along"? I am wondering if there's a single-word verb that means exactly "play along" as in "I decided to play along after my friend decided to make fun of me and call me Barney". I can't think of a single word like that, but I am thinking there might be a word I don't know that might fit the definition.

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There is the word humour (US humor) for which Lexico has

humour
VERB

1 Comply with the wishes of (someone) in order to keep them content, however unreasonable such wishes might be.
But we humoured him, since he spoke our sort of language.


Merriam-Webster has

humor verb
1 : to soothe or content (someone) by indulgence : to comply with the temperament or inclinations of
The only way to get along with him is to humor him.


So it could be

"You look like Barney!" he joked around.
"Arrgh, I am a dinosaur!" she humoured him.

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What do you think of the word 'cooperate?'

I decided to cooperate after my friend decided to make fun of me and call me Barney

  • But cooperate is completely different than "play along" and also I am not even sure if that makes any sense. – yocu Aug 8 at 17:05
  • @yocu Cooperate is perfectly good as far as I'm concerned. It's at least as similar to play along as is humour. I refused to (play along / cooperate) with their plan. – Jason Bassford Supports Monica Aug 8 at 22:17

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