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, personate]
- To manifest in corporeal form, or in one's own person or body.
- To pretend to be (a different person), to assume the identity
- The conman managed to impersonate several executives.
An impersonator is someone who imitates or copies the behavior or actions of another. There are many reasons for someone to be an Impersonator, the most common could be:
- Political decoy, used as a form of protection for political and military figures. This involves an impersonator who is employed (or forced) to perform during public appearances, to mislead observers.
impersonate in German: Imitator
impersonate in French: Imitateur
impersonate in Hebrew: התחזות
impersonate in Dutch: Imitator
impersonate in Japanese: 物真似
impersonate in Norwegian: Imitator
impersonate in Portuguese: Imitador
impersonate in Swedish: Imitation
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