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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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.impersonator - someone who (fraudulently) assumes the appearance of anotherimpersonator - someone who (fraudulently) assumes the appearance of another
beguiler, cheater, deceiver, trickster, slicker, cheat - someone who leads you to believe something that is not true
mimic, mimicker - someone who mimics (especially an actor or actress)
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impersonator

noun
A performer skilled at copying the manner or expression of another:
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Translations

impersonator

[ɪmˈpɜːsəneɪtəʳ] Nimitador(a) m/f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

impersonator

[ɪmˈpɜːrsəneɪtər] n
(= entertainer) → imitateur/trice m/f
(fraudulent)personne m qui se fait passer pour une autre
It looks like there has been a hoax call or an impersonator → Cela ressemble à un canular ou à une personne qui s'est fait passer pour une autre.
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

impersonator

n (Theat) → Imitator(in) m(f)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

impersonator

[ɪmˈpɜːsəˌneɪtəʳ] n (gen) (Theatre) → imitatore/trice
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
One turn follows another--jugglers, acrobats, rubber-jointed wonders, fire-dancers, coon-song artists, singers, players, female impersonators, sentimental soloists, and so forth and so forth.
JHANG -- The police arrested an impersonator, wanted by the police of various other districts, for fraud, forgery and impersonation cases on Wednesday.
The legal action is being taken against the impersonator as per law.
KARACHI -- Police on Friday filed a First Information Report (FIR) in Korangi Industrial Area police station against an impersonator who beat up a citizen in Mehran Town on 14 March.
OKARA -- An impersonator, posing to be a lady police officer, deprived a man of thousands of rupees here.
National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Sukkur has apprehended a proclaimed offenders, absconders and impersonator Irshad Ali Channa.
ISLAMABAD -- National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Sukkur has apprehended a proclaimed offenders, absconders and impersonator Irshad Ali Channa.
The impersonator promised cash gifts to families in the name of Otedola and said that the tanker involved in the accident was his.
A Kim Jong Un impersonator, who goes by the name Howard X, poses while dressed up as the North Korean leader at a shopping mall in Hong Kong on Thursday.
Summary: The English-speaking impersonator cheered tourists at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore ahead of summit between US and North Korean leaders on the island state
Last year, TV presenter Laura Whitmore slammed an impersonator for using her name and pictures to trick men on dating app Tinder.