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personate1

per·son·ate1

personate1

 
pronunciation:
puhr s neIt
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: personated, personates, personating
definition 1: to act or portray (a character in a play or masquerade).
similar words:
play
definition 2: to endow with personal qualities; personify.
definition 3: to impersonate, esp. with the intent to deceive.
derivations: personative (adj.), personation (n.), personator (n.)