personate

Definitions of personate
  1. verb
    pretend to be someone you are not; sometimes with fraudulent intentions
    synonyms: impersonate, pose
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    types:
    masquerade
    pretend to be someone or something that you are not
    type of:
    betray, deceive, lead astray
    cause someone to believe an untruth
  2. verb
    attribute human qualities to something
    “The Greeks personated their gods ridiculous”
    synonyms: personify
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    type of:
    ascribe, assign, attribute, impute
    attribute or credit to
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