Personate Definition

pûrsə-nāt
personated, personates, personating
verb
personated, personates, personating
To act or play the part of, as in a drama or masquerade; portray.
Webster's New World
To personify.
Webster's New World
To assume the character or identity of with intent to defraud; impersonate.
Webster's New World

To fraudulently portray another person; to impersonate.

Wiktionary

To attribute personal characteristics to something; to personify.

Wiktionary
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adjective
Having two lips and a projection in its throat.
Webster's New World

Origin of Personate

  • Late Latin persōnāre persōnāt- to bear the character of, represent from Latin persōna person person

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin persōnātus masked from persōna mask person

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin personare (“to cry out").

    From Wiktionary

  • From Latin persōnātus

    From Wiktionary

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