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personate


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Personate  \Per"son*ate\,  v.  i. 
  To  play  or  assume  a  character. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Personate  \Per"son*ate\,  a.  [L.  personatus  masked.]  (Bot.) 
  Having  the  throat  of  a  bilabiate  corolla  nearly  closed  by  a 
  projection  of  the  base  of  the  lower  lip;  masked,  as  in  the 
  flower  of  the  snapdragon. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Personate  \Per"son*ate\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Personated};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Personating}.]  [L.  personare  to  cry  out  LL., 
  to  extol.  See  {Person}.] 
  To  celebrate  loudly;  to  extol;  to  praise.  [Obs.] 
 
  In  fable,  hymn,  or  song  so  personating  Their  gods 
  ridiculous.  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Personate  \Per"son*ate\,  v.  t.  [L.  personatus  masked,  assumed, 
  fictitious,  fr  persona  a  mask.  See  {Person}.] 
  1.  To  assume  the  character  of  to  represent  by  a  fictitious 
  appearance;  to  act  the  part  of  hence  to  counterfeit;  to 
  feign;  as  he  tried  to  personate  his  brother;  a  personated 
  devotion.  --Hammond. 
 
  2.  To  set  forth  in  an  unreal  character;  to  disguise;  to  mask. 
  [R.]  ``A  personated  mate.''  --Milton. 
 
  3.  To  personify;  to  typify;  to  describe.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  personate 
  v  1:  pretend  to  be  someone  you  are  not  with  fraudulent 
  intentions;  "She  posed  as  the  Czar's  daughter"  [syn:  {pose}, 
  {impersonate}] 
  2:  attribute  human  qualities  to  something  "The  Greeks 
  personated  their  gods  ridiculous"  [syn:  {personify}] 




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