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

  Impersonate \Im*per"son*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
     Impersonated; p. pr. & vb. n. Impersonating.]
     1. To invest with personality; to endow with the form of a
        living being.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. To ascribe the qualities of a person to; to personify.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. To assume, or to represent, the person or character of; to
        personate; as, he impersonated Macbeth.
        [1913 Webster]
              Benedict impersonated his age.        --Milman.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: assume or act the character of; "She impersonates Madonna";
           "The actor portrays an elderly, lonely man" [syn:
           impersonate, portray]
      2: represent another person with comic intentions
      3: pretend to be someone you are not; sometimes with fraudulent
         intentions; "She posed as the Czar's daughter" [syn: pose,
         impersonate, personate]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

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

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