personate

Definitions of personate
1

v pretend to be someone you are not; sometimes with fraudulent intentions

Synonyms:
impersonate, pose
Types:
masquerade
pretend to be someone or something that you are not
Type of:
betray, deceive, lead astray
cause someone to believe an untruth

v attribute human qualities to something

“The Greeks personated their gods ridiculous”
Synonyms:
personify
Type of:
ascribe, assign, attribute, impute
attribute or credit to

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