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impersonate

verb act a part, act out, act the part of, ape, assume a character, copy, double for, dress as, enact, hominem imitari, imitate, masquerade as, mime, mimic, mirror, parrot, partes hominis agere, pass for, personate, personify, portray, pose as, pretend to be, represent, reppesent oneself to be, take the part of
Associated concepts: fraud, impersonation of a governmennal officer
See also: assume, copy, feign, imitate, mock, pretend, simulate

personate

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impersonate

to assume the identity of another person with intent to deceive.
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Also, some of the same lawyers impersonated by gandsattorneys are being impersonated on the new site.
COURT officials have issued an arrest warrant for a man alleged to have impersonated a barrister.
He's not often impersonated, and what's more I had to do with my mouth closed - and you couldn't see the join.
Reynolds lost his job with the team after it was revealed that he produced a training video last summer in which he impersonated Mayor Gavin Newsom engaging in racist jokes and officiating at a wedding of two topless lesbians.
He repeatedly impersonated policemen over a sixmonth period last year, including calling police at London City airport and pretending to be Mr Morgan and claiming to have spotted a murder suspect wanted by Operation Minstead.
Staff from Alexander's Restaurant, at South Tyneside District Hospital, donned spangled lycra cat suits, black leather trousers and rock star hair as they impersonated glam rockers The Darkness, comedian Ali G and the queen of pop Madonna.
The case bears similarities to one in Ireland last year, when police were believed to be aware of the identity of a man who impersonated jump jockeys in a bid to obtain money.
At any rate, Ottawa's drag queens rose to the challenge and impersonated Wayne en masse at the city's Pride parade in June.
The Credit Industry Fraud Avoidance System (CIFAS), the UK's fraud prevention service, says anyone can fall victim to it and, the better your credit rating, the more likely you are to be impersonated.
One legislator impersonated the comedian who impersonates him on "Nonsense.
Even grumpy Pauline Fowler, impersonated by Jan Ravens, gets a look in.