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 for personate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Personate \Per"son*ate\, v. i.
     To play or assume a character.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.]
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           In fable, hymn, or song so personating
           Their gods ridiculous.                   --Milton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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; to impersonate[3]; hence,
        to counterfeit; to feign; as, he tried to personate his
        brother; a personated devotion. --Hammond.
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     2. To set forth in an unreal character; to disguise; to mask.
        [R.] "A personated mate." --Milton.
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     3. To personify; to typify; to describe. --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  personate
      v 1: pretend to be someone you are not; sometimes with
           fraudulent intentions; "She posed as the Czar's daughter"
           [syn: pose, impersonate, personate]
      2: attribute human qualities to something; "The Greeks
         personated their gods ridiculous" [syn: personify,
         personate]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  48 Moby Thesaurus words for "personate":
     act, act a part, act as, act out, adumbrate, ape, body forth, copy,
     create a role, demonstrate, depict, do, embody, enact, exemplify,
     figure, foreshadow, illustrate, image, impersonate, incarnate,
     masquerade as, mime, mimic, mirror, pantomime, pass for, perform,
     personify, play, play a part, play a role, play opposite, portray,
     pose as, prefigure, pretend to be, pretypify, project, realize,
     reflect, represent, shadow, shadow forth, support, sustain a part,
     take a part, take off
  
  

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