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Verb: impersonate  im'pur-su,neyt
  1. (performing arts) assume or act the character of
    "She impersonates Madonna";
    - portray
  2. Represent another person with comic intentions
  3. Pretend to be someone you are not; sometimes with fraudulent intentions
    "She impersonated as the Czar's daughter";
    - pose, personate

Derived forms: impersonating, impersonates, impersonated

Type of: act, betray, deceive, lead astray, mock, play, represent

Encyclopedia: Impersonate