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
Examples from the Web for personation
It is not found simply in the personation of vicious characters, whether in the shape of heroic crime or vulgar comedy.
For the reason that his personation belongs to an entirely new school.Letters of Peregrine Pickle|George P. Upton
In the Seville auto of September 24, 1559, there were three cases of personation.A History of the Inquisition of Spain; vol. 4|Henry Charles Lea
As to the personation of votes, there should have been no allegation made.Ralph the Heir|Anthony Trollope
Iamblichus next tackles the difficult question of imposition and personation by spirits.Cock Lane and Common-Sense|Andrew Lang