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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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