Definitions for Personateˈpɜr səˌneɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

per•son•ateˈpɜr səˌneɪt(v.t.)-at•ed, -at•ing.

  1. to portray (as a character in a play).

  2. to impersonate, esp. with fraudulent intent.

  3. to personify.

Origin of personate:

1590–1600; v. use of L persōnātuspersonate2

per′son•a`tor(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pose, impersonate, personate(verb)

    pretend to be someone you are not; sometimes with fraudulent intentions

    "She posed as the Czar's daughter"

  2. personify, personate(verb)

    attribute human qualities to something

    "The Greeks personated their gods ridiculous"

Wiktionary

  1. personate(Verb)

    to fraudulently portray another person; to impersonate

  2. personate(Verb)

    to portray a character (as in a play); to act

  3. personate(Verb)

    to attribute personal characteristics to something; to personify

  4. personate(Adjective)

    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.

  5. Origin: From personatus

Webster Dictionary

  1. Personate(verb)

    to celebrate loudly; to extol; to praise

  2. Personate(verb)

    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

  3. Personate(verb)

    to set forth in an unreal character; to disguise; to mask

  4. Personate(verb)

    to personify; to typify; to describe

  5. Personate(verb)

    to play or assume a character

  6. Personate(adj)

    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

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