Origin of personate1
OTHER WORDS FROM personateper·son·a·tion, nounper·son·a·tive, adjectiveper·son·a·tor, noun
Words nearby personate
Other definitions 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
How to use personate in a sentence
The king, by way of joke, desired the earl to personate him, and ordered the petitioner to be admitted.
He composed a love scene for two strings, the E and G, the first was to personate the lady, the second himself.The Fifth String |John Philip Sousa
He did not fare so badly either, for being plump and rosy he was allowed to personate the jolly Friar Tuck.The Story of the Big Front Door|Mary Finley Leonard
Francesca and I were now obliged to creep from under the tarpaulins and personate the dishevelled ladies on the strand.Penelope's Experiences in Scotland|Kate Douglas Wiggin
Rudely carved images are placed in different parts of the building, and are supposed to personate their divinity.