Im·per·son·ate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Impersonated p. pr. & vb. n. Impersonating.]
1. To invest with personality; to endow with the form of a living being.
2. To ascribe the qualities of a person to; to personify.
3. To assume, or to represent, the person or character of; to personate; as, he impersonated Macbeth.
Benedict impersonated his age. --Milman.
v 1: assume or act the character of; "She impersonates Madonna";
"The actor portrays an elderly, lonely man" [syn: portray]
2: represent another person with comic intentions
3: pretend to be someone you are not; sometimes with fraudulent
intentions; "She posed as the Czar's daughter" [syn: pose,