verb (used with object), per·son·at·ed, per·son·at·ing.
verb (used without object), per·son·at·ed, per·son·at·ing.
Origin of personate1
Related formsper·son·a·tion, nounper·son·a·tive, adjectiveper·son·a·tor, noun
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.
Related formsper·son·ate·ly, adverb
Examples 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