impersonate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

im- +‎ person +‎ -ate. Compare incorporate.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɪmˈpɜːsəneɪt/

Verb[edit]

impersonate (third-person singular simple present impersonates, present participle impersonating, simple past and past participle impersonated)

  1. (transitive) To pretend to be (a different person), to assume the identity of.
    The conman managed to impersonate several executives.
  2. (obsolete, transitive) To manifest in corporeal form; to personify.

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Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

impersonate

  1. second-person plural present of impersonare
  2. second-person plural imperative of impersonare
  3. feminine plural past participle of impersonare

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