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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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Al-Sawarmi affirmed that he has no account in facebook and has nothing to do with the comments made by the person impersonates him over the Internet.
It has been generally observed that someone who impersonates a police officer does it to intimidate victims and commit crime.
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The new DVD features a handful of goodies, including highlights from Rock Profile--a show in which the duo impersonates the likes of Elton John, Shirley Bassey, and ABBA--as well as deleted scenes and menus that allow you to watch all of the sketches featuring a particular character.
The NPA identified three methods of ''remittance-soliciting'' fraud as being most common -- employing the so-called ''It's me'' tactic, in which someone impersonates a relative and asks for money, demanding a fictitious payment, and demanding money to guarantee fictitious loans.