[syn: pose, impersonate, personate]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Impersonate \Im*per"son*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
Impersonated; p. pr. & vb. n. Impersonating.]
1. To invest with personality; to endow with the form of a
2. To ascribe the qualities of a person to; to personify.
3. To assume, or to represent, the person or character of; to
personate; as, he impersonated Macbeth.
Benedict impersonated his age. --Milman.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: assume or act the character of; "She impersonates Madonna";
"The actor portrays an elderly, lonely man" [syn:
2: represent another person with comic intentions
3: pretend to be someone you are not; sometimes with fraudulent
intentions; "She posed as the Czar's daughter" [syn: pose,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
57 Moby Thesaurus words for "impersonate":
act, act a part, act as, act out, adumbrate, ape, body forth, copy,
copycat, create a role, demonstrate, depict, discourse, do, embody,
enact, exemplify, figure, foreshadow, hit off, hit off on,
illustrate, image, incarnate, make false pretenses, masquerade as,
mime, mimic, mirror, mock, pantomime, parrot, pass for, perform,
personate, personify, play, play a part, play a role,
play opposite, playact, portray, pose as, prefigure, pretend to be,
pretypify, project, realize, reflect, represent, shadow,
shadow forth, support, sustain a part, take a part, take off,
take off on