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English definition of “impersonate”


verb [T]     /ɪmˈpɜː.sən.eɪt/ US  /-ˈpɝː-/
to intentionally copy another person's characteristics, such as their behaviour, speech, appearance, or expressions, especially to make people laugh: She's the woman who impersonates the Queen on TV.Copying and copiesForgery to attempt to deceive someone by pretending that you are another person: He was fined for impersonating a police officer.Fraud and corruptionCheating and trickingPlotting and trapping impersonation     /ɪmˌpɜː.sənˈeɪ.ʃən/ US  /-ˌpɝː-/ noun [C or U] He does a brilliant impersonation of Charles.Copying and copiesForgery
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