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Meaning of IMPERSONATE

Pronunciation:  [adj]im'pursunit, [v]im'pursu`neyt, im'pursu`neyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  pretend to be someone you are not; sometimes with fraudulent intentions; "She posed as the Czar's daughter"
  2. [v]  represent another person with comic intentions
  3. [v]  assume or act the character of; "She impersonates Madonna"; "The actor portrays an elderly, lonely man"
 

IMPERSONATE is a 11 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: personate, portray, pose
 
 See Also: act, betray, deceive, lead astray, masquerade, mock, play, represent

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Im*per"son*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
{Impersonated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Impersonating}.]
1. To invest with personality; to endow with the form of a
   living being.

2. To ascribe the qualities of a person to; to personify.

3. To assume, or to represent, the person or character of; to
   personate; as, he impersonated Macbeth.

         Benedict impersonated his age.        --Milman.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: act, act a part, act as, act out, adumbrate, ape, body forth, copy, copycat, create a role, demonstrate, depict, discourse, do, embody, enact, exemplify, figure, foreshadow, hit off, hit off on, illustrate, image, incarnate, make false pretenses, masquerade as, mime, mimic, mirror, mock, pantomime, parrot, pass for, perform, personate, personify, play, play a part, play a role, play opposite, playact, portray, pose as, prefigure, pretend to be, pretypify, project, realize, reflect, represent, shadow, shadow forth, support, sustain a part, take a part, take off, take off on
 

 

 

 

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