verb (used with object), im·per·son·at·ed, im·per·son·at·ing.
Origin of impersonate
Examples from the Web for impersonate
The truth is that anyone in the world could impersonate me, and there is little I can do about it.
A lonely young woman gets drawn into an online forum and is asked to impersonate someone else.
Say one thing for former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich, he certainly has the right hair to impersonate Elvis.
Con artists routinely hack into accounts to impersonate people and bilk money from strangers.
What would he have given to impersonate her lover in the piece!A Laodicean|Thomas Hardy
The two women formed a striking contrast as they stood face to face; they seemed to impersonate Hope and Despair.At the Time Appointed|A. Maynard Barbour
They might as well object that the poet has no right to impersonate the dead.In Flanders Fields and Other Poems|John McCrae
And in the same charming manner he proceeded to impersonate a man who bears up.A Family of Noblemen|Mikhal Saltykov
In order to give a dozen illustrations the same persons had to impersonate more than one character.Dorothy Dale's Queer Holidays|Margaret Penrose
1620s, "to invest with a personality," from assimilated form of Latin in- "into, in" (see in- (2)) + persona "person." Sense of "to assume the person or character of" is first recorded 1715. Earlier in same sense was personate (1610s). Related: Impersonated; impersonating.