Definition of impersonate :
1. To ascribe the qualities of a person to; to personify.
2. To assume, or to represent, the person or character of; to personate; as, he impersonated Macbeth.
3. To invest with personality; to endow with the form of a living being.
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imitate (part of speech: verb)
pretend (part of speech: verb)
- Now the highest payment in our office goes to those who impersonate vicars, as being the most respectable and more of a strain. - "The Club of Queer Trades", G. K. Chesterton.
- The boy did not think he could decline to impersonate Hiawatha when Mr. Preston considered that he had paid him a compliment in asking him. - "Madge Morton's Trust", Amy D. V. Chalmers.
- Quite overcome by the death of the heroine she was to impersonate, she thanked the author, with tears streaming down her cheeks, her hands icy, her heart beating so furiously that the linen of her white blouse rose and fell. - "The Idol of Paris", Sarah Bernhardt.