Personate

Definition of Personate

Per´son`ate
v. t.1.To celebrate loudly; to extol; to praise.
[imp. & p. p. Personated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Personating .]
In fable, hymn, or song so personating
Their gods ridiculous.
- Milton.
1.To assume the character of; to represent by a fictitious appearance; to act the part of; hence, to counterfeit; to feign; as, he tried to personate his brother; a personated devotion.
2.To set forth in an unreal character; to disguise; to mask.
3.To personify; to typify; to describe.
v. i.1.To play or assume a character.
a.1.(Bot.) Having the throat of a bilabiate corolla nearly closed by a projection of the base of the lower lip; masked, as in the flower of the snapdragon.

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act, act a part, act as, act out, adumbrate, ape, body forth, copy, create a role, demonstrate, depict, do, embody, enact, exemplify, figure, foreshadow, illustrate, image, impersonate, incarnate, masquerade as, mime, mimic, mirror, pantomime, pass for, perform, personify, play, play a part, play a role, play opposite, portray, pose as, prefigure, pretend to be, pretypify, project, realize, reflect, represent, shadow, shadow forth, support, sustain a part, take a part, take off
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