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English verb: personate

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

SamplesShe posed as the Czar's daughter.

Synonymsimpersonate, pose

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)betray, deceive, lead astray

Narrower (hyponym)masquerade

2. personate (cognition) attribute human qualities to something

SamplesThe Greeks personated their gods ridiculous.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)ascribe, assign, attribute, impute

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