[ im-pur-suh-ney-shuhn ]
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  1. the act of pretending to be someone else, with intent to mislead or deceive: The argument for requiring voter IDs is that states must guard against impersonation and other flagrant voter fraud.

  2. the act of mimicking the voice, mannerisms, etc., of another person, usually someone well-known and especially in order to entertain: As a youth worker he found he could make teenagers laugh by doing impersonations of movie stars.

  1. the act of playing the part of a character in a play: In the one-woman play, her impersonations of minor characters don't ring with authenticity, and her body movements are a bit severe.

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Words Nearby impersonation Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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