Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb impersonate

3 senses of impersonate

Sense 1
impersonate, portray -- (assume or act the character of; "She impersonates Madonna"; "The actor portrays an elderly, lonely man")
       => act, play, represent -- (play a role or part; "Gielgud played Hamlet"; "She wants to act Lady Macbeth, but she is too young for the role"; "She played the servant to her husband's master")

Sense 2
impersonate -- (represent another person with comic intentions)
       => mock -- (imitate with mockery and derision; "The children mocked their handicapped classmate")

Sense 3
pose, impersonate, personate -- (pretend to be someone you are not; sometimes with fraudulent intentions; "She posed as the Czar's daughter")
       => deceive, betray, lead astray -- (cause someone to believe an untruth; "The insurance company deceived me when they told me they were covering my house")

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