personation

personate

1 [pur-suh-neyt]
verb (used with object), personated, personating.
1.
to act or portray (a character in a play, a part, etc.).
2.
to assume the character or appearance of; pass oneself off as, especially with fraudulent intent; impersonate.
3.
to represent in terms of personal properties or characteristics; personify.
verb (used without object), personated, personating.
4.
to act or play a part.

Origin:
1590–1600; v. use of Latin persōnātus personate2

personation, noun
personative, adjective
personator, noun
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personate1 (ˈpɜːsəˌneɪt)
 
vb
1.  to act the part of (a character in a play); portray
2.  a less common word for personify
3.  criminal law to assume the identity of (another person) with intent to deceive
 
person'ation1
 
n
 
'personative1
 
adj
 
'personator1
 
n

personate2 (ˈpɜːsənɪt, -ˌneɪt)
 
adj
(of the corollas of certain flowers) having two lips in the form of a face
 
[C18: from New Latin persōnātus masked, from Latin persōna; see person]

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