ventriloquize

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ventriloquize (third-person singular simple present ventriloquizes, present participle ventriloquizing, simple past and past participle ventriloquized)

  1. (transitive) To speak the words of (another person), as though by ventriloquism.
    • 2008 March 9, Daniel Mendelsohn, “Stolen Suffering”, in New York Times[1]:
      Ms. Seltzer has talked about being “torn,” about wanting somehow to ventriloquize her subjects, to “put a voice to people who people don’t listen to.” Ms. De Wael has similarly referred to a longing to be part of the group to which she did not, emphatically, belong: “I felt different.

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