impersonate

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verb im·per·son·ate \im-ˈpər-sə-ˌnāt\

Definition of impersonate

impersonated

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impersonating

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

impersonation

play \im-ˌpər-sə-ˈnā-shən\ noun

impersonator

play \im-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


IMPERSONATE Defined for English Language Learners

impersonate

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verb im·per·son·ate \im-ˈpər-sə-ˌnāt\

Definition of impersonate for English Language Learners

  • : to pretend to be (another person)


IMPERSONATE Defined for Kids

impersonate

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verb im·per·son·ate \im-ˈpər-sə-ˌnāt\

Definition of impersonate for Students

impersonated

;

impersonating

  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

impersonated

impersonating

  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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