Impersonation Im*per`son*a"tion, Impersonification Im`per*son`i*fi*ca"tion, n. The act of impersonating; personification; investment with personality; representation in a personal form. [1913 Webster]

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  • impersonation — im·per·so·na·tion /im ˌpər sə nā shən/ n: the act or an instance of impersonating another; also: the crime of impersonation Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. impersonation …   Law dictionary

  • impersonation — (n.) 1800, personification; 1825 as an acting of a part or character; noun of action from IMPERSONATE (Cf. impersonate) (v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • impersonation — UK [ɪmˌpɜː(r)s(ə)nˈeɪʃ(ə)n] / US [ɪmˌpɜrs(ə)nˈeɪʃ(ə)n] noun Word forms impersonation : singular impersonation plural impersonations 1) [countable/uncountable] the act of impersonating someone in order to make people laugh Bill does a great… …   English dictionary

  • impersonation — n. to do an impersonation * * * [ɪmˌpɜːsə neɪʃ(ə)n] to do an impersonation …   Combinatory dictionary

  • impersonation — im|per|son|a|tion [ ım,pɜrsn eıʃn ] noun 1. ) count or uncount the act of impersonating someone in order to make people laugh: Bill does a great impersonation of the President. 2. ) uncount the act of pretending to be someone else in order to… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • impersonation — False impersonation is representing oneself to be a public officer or employee or a person licensed to practice or engage in any profession or vocation for which a license is required by state law with knowledge that such representation is false …   Black's law dictionary

  • impersonation — impersonate ► VERB ▪ pretend to be (another person) for entertainment or fraud. DERIVATIVES impersonation noun impersonator noun. ORIGIN from IN (Cf. ↑in ) + Latin persona person …   English terms dictionary

  • impersonation — noun see impersonate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • impersonation — See impersonate. * * * …   Universalium

  • impersonation — Synonyms and related words: acting, aping, buffoonery, business, characterization, copying, counterfeiting, dumb show, embodiment, emulation, enacting, enactment, fakery, following, forgery, gag, ham, hammy acting, hit off, hoke, hokum, imitation …   Moby Thesaurus

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