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impersonate

verb [T] uk   /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 all the celebrities on TV. to attempt to deceive someone by pretending that you are another person: He was fined for impersonating a police officer.
impersonation
noun [C or U] uk   /ɪmˌpɜː.sənˈeɪ.ʃən/  us   /-ˌpɝː-/
He does a brilliant impersonation of Charles.
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