personate

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin persōnātus

Verb[edit]

personate (third-person singular simple present personates, present participle personating, simple past and past participle personated)

  1. (transitive) to fraudulently portray another person; to impersonate
  2. (transitive) to portray a character (as in a play); to act
  3. (transitive) to attribute personal characteristics to something; to personify
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)
  4. (transitive) To set forth in an unreal character; to disguise; to mask.
    • Milton
      a personated mate
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Adjective[edit]

personate (comparative more personate, superlative most personate)

  1. (botany) 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.

Etymology 2[edit]

Latin personare (to cry out).

Verb[edit]

personate (third-person singular simple present personates, present participle personating, simple past and past participle personated)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To celebrate loudly; to extol; to praise.
    • Milton
      In fable, hymn, or song so personating / Their gods ridiculous.

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

personāte

  1. first-person plural present active imperative of personō