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impersonate

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verb im·per·son·ate \im-ˈpər-sə-ˌnāt\

Simple Definition of impersonate

  • : to pretend to be (another person)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of impersonate

impersonatedimpersonating

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to assume or act the character of :  personate

impersonation play \-ˌpər-sə-ˈnā-shən\ noun
impersonator play \-ˈpər-sə-ˌnā-tər\ noun

Examples of impersonate in a sentence

  1. He was arrested for impersonating a police officer.

  2. a comedian with a talent for impersonating famous politicians and actors



1715

First Known Use of impersonate

1715

Rhymes with impersonate

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IMPERSONATE Defined for Kids

impersonate

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verb im·per·son·ate \im-ˈpər-sə-ˌnāt\

Definition of impersonate for Students

impersonatedimpersonating

  1. :  to pretend to be another person




Law Dictionary

impersonate

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transitive verb im·per·son·ate \im-ˈpər-sə-ˌnāt\

Legal Definition of impersonate

impersonatedimpersonating

  1. :  to assume (another's or a fictitious identity) without authority and with fraudulent intent <impersonate a police officer> <impersonated a public servant by saying he was from the water department>

impersonator \-ˌnā-tər\ play noun




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