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impersonate

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English

Etymology

From im- + Latin persona ‘person’ + -ate, modelled on incorporate.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ɪmˈpɜ:səneɪt/

Verb

Infinitive
to impersonate

Third person singular
impersonat

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to impersonate (third-person singular simple present impersonat, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To manifest in corporeal form, or in one's own person or body.
  2. (transitive) To pretend to be (a different person), to assume the identity of.
    The conman managed to impersonate several executives.

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Italian

Verb

impersonate

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

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