Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: verb

To assume the character of; impersonate.

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Usage examples "personate":

  1. If I must personate this seeming villain, Remember 'tis to serve you. - "The Works Of John Dryden, Vol. 7 (of 18) The Duke of Guise; Albion and Albanius; Don Sebastian", John Dryden.
  2. We do not say that there is not such a thing as dramatic art, and that there are not persons who need as severe training before they attempt to personate nature in art as the painter must undergo who attempts to transfer its features to his canvas. - "The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner", Charles Dudley Warner.
  3. I forgot myself, and told her that Johnny had hired a man to personate a parson, and that she was not married at all. - "Out of a Labyrinth", Lawrence L. Lynch.