Definitions for Personateˈpɜr səˌneɪt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
per•son•ateˈpɜr səˌneɪt(v.t.)-at•ed, -at•ing.
to portray (as a character in a play).
to impersonate, esp. with fraudulent intent.
Origin of personate:
1590–1600; v. use of L persōnātuspersonate2
pose, impersonate, personate(verb)
pretend to be someone you are not; sometimes with fraudulent intentions
"She posed as the Czar's daughter"
attribute human qualities to something
"The Greeks personated their gods ridiculous"
to fraudulently portray another person; to impersonate
to portray a character (as in a play); to act
to attribute personal characteristics to something; to personify
Having the throat of a bilabiate corolla nearly closed by a projection of the base of the lower lip; masked, as in the flower of the snapdragon.
Origin: From personatus
to celebrate loudly; to extol; to praise
to assume the character of; to represent by a fictitious appearance; to act the part of; hence, to counterfeit; to feign; as, he tried to personate his brother; a personated devotion
to set forth in an unreal character; to disguise; to mask
to personify; to typify; to describe
to play or assume a character
having the throat of a bilabiate corolla nearly closed by a projection of the base of the lower lip; masked, as in the flower of the snapdragon