from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To assume the character or appearance of, especially fraudulently: impersonate a police officer.
- transitive v. To imitate the appearance, voice, or manner of; mimic: an entertainer who impersonates celebrities.
- transitive v. Archaic To embody; personify.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To manifest in corporeal form, or in one's own person or body.
- v. To pretend to be (a different person), to assume the identity of.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To invest with personality; to endow with the form of a living being.
- transitive v. To ascribe the qualities of a person to; to personify.
- transitive v. To assume, or to represent, the person or character of; to personate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To invest with personality; ascribe the qualities of a person to; represent in bodily form; personify; embody.
- To assume the person or character of; personate, especially on the stage: as, to impersonate Hamlet.
- Personified; invested with personality.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. represent another person with comic intentions
- v. pretend to be someone you are not; sometimes with fraudulent intentions
- v. assume or act the character of
From im- + Latin persona ‘person’ + -ate, modelled on incorporate. (Wiktionary)