Definition of Impersonate

1. Verb. Assume or act the character of. "The actor portrays an elderly, lonely man"

Exact synonyms: Portray
Category relationships: Performing Arts
Generic synonyms: Act, Play, Represent
Derivative terms: Impersonation, Impersonation, Persona, Portrayal



2. Verb. Represent another person with comic intentions.
Generic synonyms: Mock
Derivative terms: Impersonation, Persona

3. Verb. Pretend to be someone you are not; sometimes with fraudulent intentions. "She posed as the Czar's daughter"
Exact synonyms: Personate, Pose
Specialized synonyms: Masquerade
Generic synonyms: Betray, Deceive, Lead Astray
Derivative terms: Impersonation, Impersonation, Impersonator, Personation, Personation, Poser

Definition of Impersonate

1. v. t. To invest with personality; to endow with the form of a living being.

Definition of Impersonate

1. Verb. (transitive) To manifest in corporeal form, or in one's own person or body. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To pretend to be (a different person), to assume the identity of. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Impersonate

1. [v -ATED, -ATING, -ATES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Impersonate

imperseverant
impersistence
impersonal
impersonal-subject
impersonal subject
impersonal subjects
impersonal verb
impersonal verbs
impersonalities
impersonality
impersonalize
impersonalized
impersonalizes
impersonalizing
impersonally
impersonate (current term)
impersonated
impersonates
impersonating
impersonation
impersonations
impersonator
impersonators
impersonification
impersonifications
imperspicuity
imperspicuous
impersuadable
impersuasible
impertinence

Literary usage of Impersonate

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1. The Bookman (1903)
"To make Poe live before a knowing and critical public it was necessary to find an actor who could impersonate him strikingly in appearance and temperament. ..."

2. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"When Edgar impersonate a я"*»"' " he elf» all his hair in knots." (1мг, и. З.) " Thiel« that very MAO Tint plats ibe manes nf horses in the ..."

3. A Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions by Richard Soule, George Holmes Howison (1891)
"3. He, realize, actualize, do the duties of, display the qualities of,have the essential character of. 2. Personate, impersonate, represent, playi ..."

4. Death: The Meaning and Result by John K Wilson (1901)
"... Colloquy With Spirit Antagonists—Message Intercepted—Plan to impersonate—Discovered—More Messages Intercepted—Decoy Message—Detected—Message Signed, ..."

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