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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
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He was eating an apple, and giving a long, melodious whoop, at intervals, followed by a deep-toned ding- dong-dong, ding-dong-dong, for he was personating a steamboat.
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Hilla / NINA / A force from the National Security Service in Babylon arrested a person in the Abu Gharq area west of Hilla personating as an officer in the rank of brigadier general in the Iraqi army and as a practicing doctor.
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