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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.


Synonymspersonify


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)ascribe, assign, attribute, impute









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