Definitions for: Personate

[v] attribute human qualities to something; "The Greeks personated their gods ridiculous"
[v] pretend to be someone you are not; sometimes with fraudulent intentions; "She posed as the Czar's daughter"

Webster (1913) Definition: Per"son*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Personated; p.
pr. & vb. n. Personating.] [L. personare to cry out, LL.,
to extol. See Person.]
To celebrate loudly; to extol; to praise. [Obs.]

In fable, hymn, or song so personating Their gods
ridiculous. --Milton.

Per"son*ate, v. t. [L. personatus masked, assumed,
fictitious, fr. persona a mask. See Person.]
1. 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. --Hammond.

2. To set forth in an unreal character; to disguise; to mask.
[R.] ``A personated mate.'' --Milton.

3. To personify; to typify; to describe. --Shak.

Per"son*ate, v. i.
To play or assume a character.

Per"son*ate, a. [L. personatus masked.] (Bot.)
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.

Synonyms: impersonate, personify, pose

See Also: ascribe, assign, attribute, betray, deceive, impute, lead astray, masquerade, repute

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