pose as

phrasal verb

posed as; posing as; poses as
: to pretend to be (someone or something) in order to deceive people
She posed as a student to get free admission to the museum.
undercover cops posing as drug dealers

Examples of pose as in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The true story of an enslaved couple who escaped to freedom by posing as a wealthy White man and his manservant. Becky Meloan, Washington Post, 21 Feb. 2024 A couple of days before a squad of Colombians joined forces with local police and two men posing as U.S. agents in a deadly attack against Haitian President Jovenel Moïse, first lady Martine Moïse went to the National Palace and spent nearly five hours clearing out her things. Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald, 19 Feb. 2024 Acrimony has seethed in Owens Valley since the early 1900s, when the city had agents pose as farmers and ranchers to buy land and water rights in the valley, then began building an aqueduct to collect and divert water from Inyo County to the water-craving metropolis about 180 miles to the south. Louis Sahagún, Los Angeles Times, 18 Feb. 2024 The personas posed as protesters, journalists and young women, the tech giant said. Thomas Brewster, Forbes, 14 Feb. 2024 And Zac was just a London kid, posing as the son of an oligarch. Patrick Radden Keefe, The New Yorker, 5 Feb. 2024 Scammers pose as legitimate organizations such as the IRS to lure you into providing personal and financial information. Cortlynn Stark, Sacramento Bee, 7 Feb. 2024 Criminals are posing as age-appropriate romantic targets online, soliciting compromising photos from teenagers, and then using them for blackmail. Heather Kelly, Washington Post, 7 Feb. 2024 During the episode, Jim (Krasinski, 44) and Pam (Jenna Fischer) have their friend Steve (Park) pose as Jim for a prank on Dwight (Rainn Wilson). Charna Flam, Peoplemag, 6 Feb. 2024 See More

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“Pose as.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pose%20as. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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