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

2 senses of personate

Sense 1
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")

Sense 2
personify, personate -- (attribute human qualities to something; "The Greeks personated their gods ridiculous")
       => impute, ascribe, assign, attribute -- (attribute or credit to; "We attributed this quotation to Shakespeare"; "People impute great cleverness to cats")

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