- (UK) The act of voting in an election by impersonating someone else.
Variant of personate
transitive verbpersonated, personating
- to act or play the part of, as in a drama or masquerade; portray
- to personify
- Law to assume the character or identity of with intent to defraud; impersonate
Origin of personate; from Classical Latin personatus, masked ; from persona: see person
Bot. having two lips and a projection in its throat: said of a tubular corolla, as in the snapdragon