1. [ verb ] (theater) assume or act the character of
Synonyms: portray

"She impersonates Madonna" "The actor portrays an elderly, lonely man"

Related terms: act performing_arts imposture impersonation
2. [ verb ] represent another person with comic intentions
Related terms: mock character
3. [ verb ] pretend to be someone you are not; sometimes with fraudulent intentions
Synonyms: pose personate

"She posed as the Czar's daughter"

Related terms: deceive masquerade masquerade poseur portrayal impersonator impersonation
Similar spelling:   impersonator