impersonate impersonate  /ɪm ˈpɜr sə ˌneɪt/


  1. (v) assume or act the character of
  2. (v) represent another person with comic intentions
  3. (v) pretend to be someone you are not; sometimes with fraudulent intentions


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  1. Kim confirmed the prevailing theory that the abductees were used to teach Korean spies how to impersonate Japanese citizens.
  2. Unable to escort a barbarian guest to the front office due to the barbarian's untimely loss of his head, Herbert decides to impersonate him rather than face punishment.
  3. The more I impersonate him the more I actually start feeling as though I'm the real Obama.


  • Daddy's Little Girl

    BOB Geldof's teen daughter Peaches, a fixture in the British gossip columns, tried to impersonate dad by being a rock star last week, but her mini-set at a London club didn't go down a treat with her fans.
    on June 27, 2013     Source: Irish Central


  1. "I get very perturbed when there's anything that is done that suggests with respect to enforcement of the law we are anything but evenhanded. The idea you can come and impersonate someone of another ethnic group, that is completely...
    on Nov 5, 2007 By: Michael Chertoff Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "Hopefully I can impersonate Justin Miller," Washington said. "Before I even touched the ball, I have a lot of confidence in (special teams coach) Mike Westhoff and the schemes he puts together. I know once I get the ball I have a chance....
    on Sep 25, 2007 By: Leon Washington Source: Sports Network

  3. Paying tribute to Rodgers abilities, Brian May said: "I was always against the idea of putting someone in there trying to impersonate Freddie in any way." "Then suddenly I'm looking at this guy who doesn't in any sense try to take the place...
    on Oct 31, 2008 By: Brian May Source: GazetteLive

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