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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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On May 15, Otedola narrated how he blocked an impersonator, who tried cloning his account.
In March also a large number of people again reported receiving telephone calls, allegedly made by impersonators claiming to be army officials, seeking their personal details, including CNIC numbers and bank account information.
Ronan posted: "Hey, a few people telling me there are impersonators on social media pretending to be me trying to scam people out of money etc.
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An Elvis impersonator performs in front of his car on the streets of Porthcawl during the Elvis festival in 2007
For instance, a group of students enacted a parody of the last presidential debate - impersonators of veteran news anchors Mike Enriquez, Luchi Cruz - Valdez, and Karen Davila 'hosted' the presidential debate in a game show style.
Sharjah: Sharjah Police have launched an awareness campaign to counter the problem of police impersonators. This comes in light of several impersonators being arrested for pretending to be police officers.
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In Sep, l egendary Kuwaiti actress Hayat Al Fahad stressed that she intends on suing her FB and Twitter impersonators.
Summary: The Economy Ministry said Monday that traders must check the identity cards of ministry inspectors to avoid impersonators.