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impersonate (v.)

1620s, "represent in bodily form," from assimilated form of Latin in- "into, in" (from PIE root *en "in") + persona "person." Sense of "assume the person or character of" is first recorded 1715; earlier in that sense was personate (1610s). Related: Impersonated; impersonating.

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Definitions of impersonate

impersonate (v.)
assume or act the character of;
She impersonates Madonna
Synonyms: portray
impersonate (v.)
represent another person with comic intentions;
impersonate (v.)
pretend to be someone you are not; sometimes with fraudulent intentions;
Synonyms: pose / personate
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