Meaning of impersonate

im•per•son•ate

Pronunciation: (v.im-pûr'su-nāt"adj.im-pûr'su-nit, -nāt"), [key]
— v., adj. -at•ed, -at•ing,
—v.t.
  1. to assume the character or appearance of; pretend to be: He was arrested for impersonating a police officer.
  2. to mimic the voice, mannerisms, etc., of (a person) in order to entertain.
  3. to act or play the part of; personate.
  4. to represent in personal or bodily form; personify; typify.
—adj.
  1. embodied in a person; invested with personality.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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