verb (used with object), per·son·at·ed, per·son·at·ing.
verb (used without object), per·son·at·ed, per·son·at·ing.
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Origin of personate1
OTHER WORDS FROM personateper·son·a·tion, nounper·son·a·tive, adjectiveper·son·a·tor, noun
Words nearby personate
Definition for personate (2 of 2)
- (of a bilabiate corolla) masklike.
- having the lower lip pushed upward so as to close the gap between the lips, as in the snapdragon.
- having a masked or disguised form, as the larvae of certain insects.
- having masklike markings.
OTHER WORDS FROM personateper·son·ate·ly, adverb
Example sentences from the Web for personate
Cheats who personate Footmen, and order Goods from Tradesmen.A Treatise on the Police of the Metropolis|Patrick Colquhoun
His own affection for Hallam seems to personate the object of his attachment, and “sees himself in all he sees.”A Key to Lord Tennyson's 'In Memoriam'|Alfred Gatty
If he so recognizes you, he summons a convenient assistant to personate the doctor, and thus you are robbed a second time.The Funny Side of Physic|A. D. Crabtre
The players divide themselves into ladies and gentlemen, if the ladies predominate they must personate gentlemen, and vice versa.Games For All Occasions|Mary E. Blain
Perhaps it would be less noisy and more interesting if they were told to personate a farm-yard.What Shall We Do Now?: Five Hundred Games and Pastimes|Dorothy Canfield Fisher