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per·son·ate 1

 (pûr′sə-nāt′)
tr.v. per·son·at·ed, per·son·at·ing, per·son·ates
1. To play the role or portray the part of (a character).
2. To assume the character or appearance of, especially fraudulently; impersonate.

[Late Latin persōnāre, persōnāt-, to bear the character of, represent, from Latin persōna, person; see person.]

per′son·a′tion n.
per′son·a′tive adj.
per′son·a′tor n.

per·son·ate 2

 (pûr′sə-nĭt)
adj. Botany
Having two lips, with the throat closed by a prominent palate. Used of a corolla, such as that of the snapdragon.

[Latin persōnātus, masked, from persōna, mask; see person.]

personate

(ˈpɜːsəˌneɪt)
vb (tr)
1. (Theatre) to act the part of (a character in a play); portray
2. a less common word for personify
3. (Law) criminal law to assume the identity of (another person) with intent to deceive
ˌpersonˈation n
ˈpersonative adj
ˈpersonˌator n

personate

(ˈpɜːsənɪt; -ˌneɪt)
adj
(Botany) (of the corollas of certain flowers) having two lips in the form of a face
[C18: from New Latin persōnātus masked, from Latin persōna; see person]

per•son•ate

(ˈpɜr 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.
[1590–1600; v. use of Latin persōnātus personate2]
per`son•a′tion, n.
per′son•a`tive, adj.
per′son•a`tor, n.

personate


Past participle: personated
Gerund: personating

Imperative
personate
personate
Present
I personate
you personate
he/she/it personates
we personate
you personate
they personate
Preterite
I personated
you personated
he/she/it personated
we personated
you personated
they personated
Present Continuous
I am personating
you are personating
he/she/it is personating
we are personating
you are personating
they are personating
Present Perfect
I have personated
you have personated
he/she/it has personated
we have personated
you have personated
they have personated
Past Continuous
I was personating
you were personating
he/she/it was personating
we were personating
you were personating
they were personating
Past Perfect
I had personated
you had personated
he/she/it had personated
we had personated
you had personated
they had personated
Future
I will personate
you will personate
he/she/it will personate
we will personate
you will personate
they will personate
Future Perfect
I will have personated
you will have personated
he/she/it will have personated
we will have personated
you will have personated
they will have personated
Future Continuous
I will be personating
you will be personating
he/she/it will be personating
we will be personating
you will be personating
they will be personating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been personating
you have been personating
he/she/it has been personating
we have been personating
you have been personating
they have been personating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been personating
you will have been personating
he/she/it will have been personating
we will have been personating
you will have been personating
they will have been personating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been personating
you had been personating
he/she/it had been personating
we had been personating
you had been personating
they had been personating
Conditional
I would personate
you would personate
he/she/it would personate
we would personate
you would personate
they would personate
Past Conditional
I would have personated
you would have personated
he/she/it would have personated
we would have personated
you would have personated
they would have personated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.personate - pretend to be someone you are not; sometimes with fraudulent intentions; "She posed as the Czar's daughter"
masquerade - 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"
deceive, lead astray, betray - cause someone to believe an untruth; "The insurance company deceived me when they told me they were covering my house"
2.personate - attribute human qualities to something; "The Greeks personated their gods ridiculous"
ascribe, attribute, impute, assign - attribute or credit to; "We attributed this quotation to Shakespeare"; "People impute great cleverness to cats"
Translations

personate

[ˈpɜːsəneɪt] VT (= impersonate) → hacerse pasar por (Theat) → hacer el papel de
References in classic literature ?
The antients would certainly have invoked the goddess Flora for this purpose, and it would have been no difficulty for their priests, or politicians to have persuaded the people of the real presence of the deity, though a plain mortal had personated her and performed her office.
Miss Cornelia personated the comedy that ever peeps around the corner at the tragedy of life.
The moment that he had won their attention he raised his voice to the shriller and more hideous scream of the beast he personated, and then, scarce stirring a leaf in his descent, dropped to the ground once again outside the palisade, and, with the speed of a deer, ran quickly round to the village gate.
Catherine came to me, one morning, at eight o'clock, and said she was that day an Arabian merchant, going to cross the Desert with his caravan; and I must give her plenty of provision for herself and beasts: a horse, and three camels, personated by a large hound and a couple of pointers.
The unexpected success and favour with which his experiment at Portsmouth had been received, induced Mr Crummles to prolong his stay in that town for a fortnight beyond the period he had originally assigned for the duration of his visit, during which time Nicholas personated a vast variety of characters with undiminished success, and attracted so many people to the theatre who had never been seen there before, that a benefit was considered by the manager a very promising speculation.
The stout lady with the wig (and the excellent heart) personated the sentimental Julia from an inveterately tragic point of view, and used her handkerchief distractedly in the first scene.
Some years earlier, in its issue for 6 October, 1848, the Coventry Herald had carried the announcement that Madame Warton would appear at the city's Theatre Royal "in her original and heroic Lady Godiva, as personated by her at the Ancient City Pageantry .
Thrifty's letter ends on this point, desiring "that all mankind would study to act the part of honest men on the stage of life, and leave tyrants, murderers, Grecian kings, and Danish ghosts to be personated by those whose profession it is to amuse the public" (293).
25) Decisions regarding which aspects of the performer's life to share with the public, therefore, are crucial in mediating responses to the theatrical role personated by the performer: "the information transmitted by entertainment news about the actor's life," continues Quinn, is "brought to the performance as a way to fund perceptions," and is capable, in certain instances, of displacing "authority from the creative genius of the author.
The multifaceted personations of this play (Eyre as Alleyn; Oately as Spencer; and Rose as the Rose) might, moreover, point to other personated traces.
cannot be personated [(represented)] before there be some state of civil government," for these relationships are fictions that require law if they are to be recognized and enforced.
Sanaei with his poetic and delicate words personated the love hair and parotid line, and with his paradoxical words he believed wisdom is ignorant, and it should be trained and sent to school.