as in to imitate
to pretend to be (what one is not) in appearance or behavior a school intruder was caught trying to impersonate a teacher

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as in to portray
to present a portrayal or performance of interpreters at the living history museum impersonate figures who are known to have actually lived in the colonial town

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“Impersonate.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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