verb (used with object), im·per·son·at·ed, im·per·son·at·ing.
Origin of impersonate
Examples from the Web for impersonating
Allen admitted that he had been worried about impersonating Walt Jr. but thought it would be discriminatory to leave him out.
Man, is he mixed up in a whole lot of different stuff, from karate to Elvis impersonating to fiction writing.Paul Kevin Curtis and J. Everett Dutschke: Epic Feud and Ricin Letters|Winston Ross|April 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Two presenters on Sydney's 2Day FM radio station called the hospital while impersonating the Queen and Prince Charles.Post Mortem Will Show That Kate Middleton Hoax Nurse Jacintha Hung Herself|Tom Sykes|December 12, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But that particular line was never uttered by Palin, it came from Tina Fey impersonating the former governor.
Whether riding a horse, conducting an orchestra, or impersonating an officer, Williams packs in a manic number of characters.
In Melmoth the monks persecute a despised brother by impersonating spirits in his cell.The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction|Dorothy Scarborough
She realized now that this matter of impersonating her cousin was not going to prove to be the easy job she had fancied.Dorothy Dixon and the Double Cousin|Dorothy Wayne
Are the animals humanised—using the word in the sense of impersonating a human being?Rumanian Bird and Beast Stories|Anonymous
He had conceived the idea of impersonating the original Henley, the man for whom the letter had been written.The Ghost of Guir House|Charles Willing Beale
For impersonating a voter a carpenter of Gloucester has just been sentenced to a month's imprisonment.
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.