Definitions for: Impersonate


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



Webster (1913) 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.

Synonyms: personate, portray, pose

See Also: act, betray, deceive, lead astray, masquerade, mock, play, represent

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