|1.||[ verb ] (theater) assume or act the character of|
"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|
"She posed as the Czar's daughter"
|Related terms:||deceive masquerade masquerade poseur portrayal impersonator impersonation|