Definition of Personate

1. Verb. Pretend to be someone you are not; sometimes with fraudulent intentions. "She posed as the Czar's daughter"

Exact synonyms: Impersonate, Pose
Specialized synonyms: Masquerade
Generic synonyms: Betray, Deceive, Lead Astray
Derivative terms: Impersonation, Impersonation, Impersonator, Personation, Personation, Poser

2. Verb. Attribute human qualities to something. "The Greeks personated their gods ridiculous"
Exact synonyms: Personify
Generic synonyms: Ascribe, Assign, Attribute, Impute
Derivative terms: Person, Person, Personification

Definition of Personate

1. v. t. To celebrate loudly; to extol; to praise.

2. v. t. To assume the character of; to represent by a fictitious appearance; to act the part of; hence, to counterfeit; to feign; as, he tried to personate his brother; a personated devotion.

3. v. i. To play or assume a character.

4. a. Having the throat of a bilabiate corolla nearly closed by a projection of the base of the lower lip; masked, as in the flower of the snapdragon.

Definition of Personate

1. Verb. (transitive) to fraudulently portray another person; to impersonate ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) to portray a character (as in a play); to act ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) to attribute personal characteristics to something; to personify ¹

4. Adjective. (botany) Having the throat of a bilabiate corolla nearly closed by a projection of the base of the lower lip; masked, as in the flower of the snapdragon. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Personate

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

Medical Definition of Personate

1. Having the throat of a bilabiate corolla nearly closed by a projection of the base of the lower lip; masked, as in the flower of the snapdragon. Origin: L. Personatus masked. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Personate

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personally
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personifacation
personifacations

Literary usage of Personate

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American and English Encyclopedia of Law by David Shephard Garland, John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie (1889)
"In England it has for many years been a felony to personate another in offering bail.5 Under the older statute it has been held that the bare personating of ..."

2. A Treatise on Crimes and Misdemeanors by William Oldnall Russell, Charles Sprengel Greaves (1877)
"9, " if, pending or after an election of councillors, auditors, or assessors, any person shall personate, or induce any other person to personate, ..."

3. An Introduction to Systematic and Physiological Botany by Thomas Nuttall (1827)
"<OF LABIATE AND personate FLOWERS. THE flowers we have hitherto examined are ... and the other of personate or masked flowers, from the Latin persona, ..."

4. A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from ...by Samuel Johnson by Samuel Johnson (1805)
"The enemies of Socrates hired Aristophanes to personate him on the stage, and, by the insinuations of thos* ..."

5. The True Intellectual System of the Universe: Wherein All the Reason and by Ralph Cudworth, Johann Lorenz Mosheim (1845)
"... in their theology, and to personate all the several things in-nature; it seems more likely, that these Egyptians did after that manner, ..."

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