Personate meaning

pûr'sə-nāt'
To play the role or portray the part of (a character).
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To assume the character or appearance of, especially fraudulently; impersonate.
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Having two lips, with the throat closed by a prominent palate. Used of a corolla, such as that of the snapdragon.
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To act or play the part of, as in a drama or masquerade; portray.
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To personify.
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To assume the character or identity of with intent to defraud; impersonate.
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Having two lips and a projection in its throat.
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To fraudulently portray another person; to impersonate.
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To portray a character (as in a play); to act.
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To attribute personal characteristics to something; to personify.

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To set forth in an unreal character; to disguise; to mask.
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(botany) Having the throat of a bilabiate corolla nearly closed by a projection of the base of the lower lip; masked, as in the flower of the snapdragon.
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(obsolete) To celebrate loudly; to extol; to praise.
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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