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personate

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verb per·son·ate \ˈpər-sə-ˌnāt\

Definition of personate

personated

personating

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  impersonate, represent b :  to assume without authority and with fraudulent intent (some character or capacity)

  3. 2 :  to invest with personality or personal characteristics <personating their gods ridiculous, and themselves past shame — John Milton>

personation

play \ˌpər-sə-ˈnā-shən\ noun

personative

play \ˈpər-sə-ˌnā-tiv\ adjective

personator

play \-ˌnā-tər\ noun


Examples of personate in a sentence

  1. <likes to personate the man of the world, but he's still the small-town hick that he always was>



1591

First Known Use of personate

1591


Law Dictionary

personate

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transitive verb per·son·ate \ˈpərs-ən-ˌāt\

Legal Definition of personate

personated

personating




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