Definition of impersonate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

impersonate

 verb
verb
NAmE//ɪmˈpərsəˌneɪt//
 
impersonate somebodyVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they impersonate
 
he / she / it impersonates
 
past simple impersonated
 
-ing form impersonating
 
 
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to pretend to be someone in order to trick people or to entertain them He was caught trying to impersonate a security guard. They do a pretty good job of impersonating Laurel and Hardy.
impersonation
 
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NAmE//ɪmˌpərsəˈneɪʃn//
 
noun [countable, uncountable] synonym impression He did a very convincing impersonation of the singer.
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