impersonation


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im·per·son·ate

 (ĭm-pûr′sə-nāt′)
tr.v. im·per·son·at·ed, im·per·son·at·ing, im·per·son·ates
1. To assume the character or appearance of, especially fraudulently: impersonate a police officer.
2. To imitate the appearance, voice, or manner of; mimic: an entertainer who impersonates celebrities.

im·per′son·a′tion n.
im·per′son·a′tor n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.impersonation - a representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effectimpersonation - a representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect
mock-heroic - a satirical imitation of heroic verse
humor, wit, witticism, wittiness, humour - a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
parody, pasquinade, put-on, sendup, spoof, charade, lampoon, mockery, burlesque, travesty, takeoff - a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
2.impersonation - pretending to be another person
dissimulation, deception, dissembling, deceit - the act of deceiving
3.impersonation - imitating the mannerisms of another person
acting, performing, playacting, playing - the performance of a part or role in a drama
apery, mimicry - the act of mimicking; imitative behavior

impersonation

noun imitation, impression, parody, caricature, takeoff (informal), mimicry She excelled at impersonations of his teachers.
Translations
إنتِحال شَخْصِيَّة غَيْرِه
ztělesnění
efterligningfremstilling
megszemélyesítésmegtestesülés
persónugerving
taklit etme

impersonation

[ɪmˌpɜːsəˈneɪʃən] N (to commit crime) → suplantación f (Theat) → imitación f
he does impersonationshace imitaciones

impersonation

[ɪmˌpɜːrsəˈneɪʃən] n
(= mimicking) → imitation f
(with intent to mislead)usurpation f d'identité

impersonation

n
(= passing oneself off)Verkörperung f; his impersonation of an officersein Auftreten ntals Offizier
(= impression, takeoff)Imitation f, → Nachahmung f; he does impersonations of politicianser imitiert Politiker; his Elvis impersonationseine Elvis-Imitation

impersonation

[ɪmˌpɜːsəˈneɪʃn] n (gen) (Theatre) → imitazione f; (fraudulent) → usurpazione f d'identità

impersonate

(imˈpəːsəneit) verb
to copy the behaviour etc of or pretend to be (another person), sometimes in order to deceive. The comedian impersonated the prime minister.
imˌpersoˈnation noun
References in classic literature ?
These were fervent Brahmins, the bitterest foes of Buddhism, their deities being Vishnu, the solar god, Shiva, the divine impersonation of natural forces, and Brahma, the supreme ruler of priests and legislators.
unutterable wo--yes, inexorable girl, your vacillating 'yes' has rendered me the impersonation of that oppressive sentiment, of which your beauty and excellence have become the mocking reality.
77] The portraits of actors and other theatrical celebrities range from Elizabeth, from the melodramatic costumes and faces of the contemporaries of Shakespeare, to the conventional costumes, the rotund expression, of the age of the Georges, masking a power of imaginative impersonation probably unknown in Shakespeare's day.
I told him how I had "committed" him and added that if he didn't care to keep the engagement I should be delighted to continue the impersonation.
The incessant strain involved in even the most deliberate impersonation is the most wearing thing I know; then how much more so when the impersonation is impromptu
He looked the impersonation of rank and breeding--of wealth and prosperity.
With lips compressed and clouded brow, he strode up and down the oaken floor, the very genius and impersonation of asceticism, while the great bell still thundered and clanged above his head.
I stood beside the carriage, and, the window being down, I saw my happy friend fondly encircle his companion's waist with his arm, while she rested her glowing cheek on his shoulder, looking the very impersonation of loving, trusting bliss.
One of them chanced to be thrown open at the moment, and a roguish face met his; a face lighted up by the loveliest pair of sparkling eyes that ever locksmith looked upon; the face of a pretty, laughing, girl; dimpled and fresh, and healthful--the very impersonation of good-humour and blooming beauty.
There, forcing its way steadily through all the faults of inexperience -- there, plainly visible to the dullest of the spectators, was the rare faculty of dramatic impersonation, expressing itself in every look and action of this girl of eighteen, who now stood on a stage for the first time in her life.
Finally, the delicate fancy of La Fargehas supplemented the immortal pen-portrait of the Typee maiden with a speaking impersonation of her beauty.
Even when, slightly thawing under the influence of sparkling champagne, she related to her son-in-law some passages of domestic interest concerning her papa, she infused into the narrative such Arctic suggestions of her having been an unappreciated blessing to mankind, since her papa's days, and also of that gentleman's having been a frosty impersonation of a frosty race, as struck cold to the very soles of the feet of the hearers.