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English verb: impersonate

1. impersonate (creation) assume or act the character of

SamplesShe impersonates Madonna.
The actor portrays an elderly, lonely man.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)act, play, represent

Domain categoryperforming arts

2. impersonate (communication) represent another person with comic intentions

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)mock

3. impersonate (communication) pretend to be someone you are not; sometimes with fraudulent intentions

SamplesShe posed as the Czar's daughter.

Synonymspersonate, pose

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)betray, deceive, lead astray

Narrower (hyponym)masquerade

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