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Definition 1: pretend to be someone you are not; sometimes with fraudulent intentions - [verb of communication]

Samples where impersonate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She posed as the Czar's daughter

Synonyms for impersonate in the sense of this definition

(impersonate is a kind of ...) cause someone to believe an untruth

"The insurance company deceived me when they told me they were covering my house"

(... is a kind of impersonate ) pretend to be someone or something that you are not

"he is masquerading as an expert on the internet" "This silly novel is masquerading as a serious historical treaty"

Definition 2: represent another person with comic intentions - [verb of communication]

(impersonate is a kind of ...) imitate with mockery and derision

"The children mocked their handicapped classmate"

Definition 3: assume or act the character of - [verb of creation]

Samples where impersonate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She impersonates Madonna
  • The actor portrays an elderly, lonely man

Synonyms for impersonate in the sense of this definition

(impersonate is a kind of ...) play a role or part

"Gielgud played Hamlet" "She wants to act Lady Macbeth, but she is too young for the role" "She played the servant to her husband's master"

(impersonate belongs to category ...) arts or skills that require public performance

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