Personate

  • 1 Personate — 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… …

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  • 2 personate — per·son·ate / pərs ən ˌāt/ vt at·ed, at·ing: impersonate Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. personate …

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  • 3 Personate — Per son*ate, v. i. To play or assume a character. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 4 Personate — 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. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 5 Personate — 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.] [1913 Webster] In fable, hymn, or song so personating Their… …

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  • 6 personate — [pʉr′sə nāt΄; ] for adj. [, pʉr′sənit, pʉr′sənāt΄] vt. personated, personating [< L personatus, masked < persona: see PERSON] 1. to act or play the part of, as in a drama or masquerade; portray 2. to personify 3. Law to assume the character …

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  • 7 personate — per•son•ate [[t]ˈpɜr səˌneɪt[/t]] v. t. at•ed, at•ing 1) to portray (as a character in a play) 2) to impersonate, esp. with fraudulent intent 3) to personify • Etymology: 1590–1600; v. use of L persōnātus personate per son•a′tion, n. per′son•a… …

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  • 8 personate — transitive verb ( ated; ating) Date: 1591 1. a. impersonate, represent b. to assume without authority and with fraudulent intent (some character or capacity) 2. to invest with personality or personal characteristics < personating their gods… …

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  • 9 personate — personate1 personation, n. personative, adj. personator, n. /perr seuh nayt /, v., personated, personating. v.t. 1. to act or portray (a character in a play, a part, etc.). 2. to assume the character or appearance of; pass oneself off as …

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  • 10 personate — verb a) to fraudulently portray another person; to impersonate b) to portray a character (as in a play); to act See Also: personation, personative, personator …

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  • 11 personate — Synonyms and related words: act, act a part, act as, act out, adumbrate, ape, body forth, copy, create a role, demonstrate, depict, do, embody, enact, exemplify, figure, foreshadow, illustrate, image, impersonate, incarnate, masquerade as, mime,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 12 personate — per·son·ate || pÉœrsÉ™neɪt / pɜːs v. play a role, represent; imitate, impersonate; personify, invest with personality …

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  • 13 personate — verb formal play the part of or pretend to be. Derivatives personation noun personator noun …

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  • 14 personate — v. a. 1. Play, act, act the part of, take the part of, assume the character of, imitate, represent, impersonate. 2. Disguise, mask. 3. Counterfeit, feign, simulate …

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  • 15 personate — v 1. act, portray, play, playact, perform; represent, depict, play or perform a role, take a part, create a role or character; make believe, act out, enact; interpret, characterize, read, delineate, draw, paint, sketch, render; project, realize… …

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  • 16 personate — per·son·ate …

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  • 17 personate — I. /ˈpɜsəneɪt/ (say persuhnayt) verb (personated, personating) Rare –verb (t) 1. → impersonate. 2. → personify. –verb (i) 3. to act or play a part. {Late Latin persōnātus, past participle} –personation /pɜsəˈneɪʃən/ ( …

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  • 18 personate — /parsaneyt/ To assume the person (character) of another, without his consent or knowledge, in order to deceive others, and, in such feigned character, to fraudulently do some act or gain some advantage, to the harm or prejudice of the person… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 19 personate — v.tr. 1 play the part of (a character in a drama etc.; another type of person). 2 pretend to be (another person), esp. for fraudulent purposes; impersonate. Derivatives: personation n. personator n. Etymology: LL personare personat (as PERSON) …

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  • 20 Personated — Personate 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.] [1913 Webster] In fable, hymn, or song so… …

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