personate

Definitions

  • Running antelope. Personal totem
    Running antelope. Personal totem
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v personate attribute human qualities to something "The Greeks personated their gods ridiculous"
    • v personate pretend to be someone you are not; sometimes with fraudulent intentions "She posed as the Czar's daughter"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

persons in bed wearing respirators persons in bed wearing respirators
PERSONALLY ACQUAINTED WITH SIX AMERICANS PERSONALLY ACQUAINTED WITH SIX AMERICANS
THE PERSONAL EQUATION THE PERSONAL EQUATION
A person walks towards the hermit's dwelling A person walks towards the hermit's dwelling
A person is being carried in a sedan chair A person is being carried in a sedan chair
Text: THE CHILLY PRESENCE OF HARD-HEADED PERSONS Text: THE CHILLY PRESENCE OF HARD-HEADED PERSONS

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: An average person laughs about 15 times a day
    • a Personate (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.
    • Personate To assume the character of; to represent by a fictitious appearance; to act the part of; hence, to counterfeit; to feign; as, he tried to personate his brother; a personated devotion.
    • v. t Personate To celebrate loudly; to extol; to praise. "In fable, hymn, or song so personating Their gods ridiculous."
    • Personate To personify; to typify; to describe.
    • v. i Personate To play or assume a character.
    • Personate To set forth in an unreal character; to disguise; to mask. "A personated mate."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The country with the highest consumption of candy at 29.5 pounds annually per person is Denmark
    • personate To assume or put on the character or appearance of; play the part of; pass one's self off as.
    • personate To assume; put on; perform; play.
    • personate To represent falsely or hypocritically; pretend: with a reflexive pronoun.
    • personate To represent by way of similitude; typify.
    • personate To describe; characterize; celebrate.
    • personate To play a fictitious character.
    • personate In botany, mask-like; having the lower lip pushed upward so as to close the hiatus between the two lips, as in the snapdragon: said of a gamopetalous irregular corolla.
    • personate In zoöl., masked or disguised in any way. Larval; not imaginal.
    • personate Same as personated.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Every day, the average person swallows about a quart of snot
    • v.t Personate to assume the likeness or character of: to represent: to counterfeit: to feign
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Quotations

  • Gail Hamilton
    Gail Hamilton
    “Every person is responsible for all the good within the scope of his abilities, and for no more, and none can tell whose sphere is the largest.”
  • Zig Ziglar
    Zig%20Ziglar
    “You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.”
  • Eddie Robinson
    Eddie Robinson
    “The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.”
  • Alva Johnson
    Alva Johnson
    “An agent is a person who is sore because an actor gets 90% of what they make.”
  • Leo Aikman
    Leo Aikman
    “You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.”
  • Mother Teresa
    Mother%20Teresa
    “Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.”

Idioms

People person - Someone who enjoys interacting with people as part of their job
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. personatus, masked, assumed, fictitious, fr. persona, a mask. See Person
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. persōna, a player's mask, perh. from persŏnāre, -ātumper, through, sonāre, to sound.

Usage

In literature:

But, if there were any person to whom Caermarthen was partial, that person was undoubtedly Mary.
"The History of England from the Accession of James II." by Thomas Babington Macaulay
If I had been sitting there now, I should not have had the opportunity of making these personal explanations.
"Title: The Idiot" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
I have not tried to keep my own personality out of these stories.
"Over the Teacups" by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
When that solemn day arrived, every person important in Rome, noble, cleric, or soldier, assembled around His Holiness.
"Celebrated Crimes, Complete" by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
Mary Taylor, twenty-three, modest, sweet, winning, and in character and person beautiful, was all in all to him.
"Following the Equator, Complete" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
There are moments when the affections rule and absorb the man and make his happiness dependent on a person or persons.
"Essays, First Series" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
The boundaries of personal influence it is impossible to fix, as persons are organs of moral or supernatural force.
"Essays, Second Series" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Two States, Louisiana and Missouri, with less than half a million white persons, were all that lay beyond the great river.
"Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete" by Albert Bigelow Paine
You are neither an enthusiast nor a fanatic, neither a gloomy person nor a sad person.
"Maupassant Original Short Stories (180), Complete" by Guy de Maupassant
Possibly, this person was new to the duty of receiving visitors.
"Poor Miss Finch" by Wilkie Collins
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In poetry:

The person who risks nothing
Does nothing
Has nothing
Is nothing
"Risk" by Anonymous British
A serious moment for the
telephone is when it rings.
And a person answers, it is
Angelica, or is it you.
"The Boiling Water" by Kenneth Koch
The long-tailed pheasants surest covert find,
Amid the forest on the plain.
Here from my virtuous bride, of noble mind,
And person tall, I wisdom gain.
I praise her while we feast, and to her say,
"The love I bear you ne'er will know decay.
"The Rejoicings Of A Bridegroom" by Confucius
Of what unmeasurable love
Art thou possest, who, when thou couldst not die,
Wert fain to take our flesh and curse,
And for our sakes in person sinne reprove;
That by destroying that which ty'd thy purse,
Thou mightst make way for liberalitie!
"Prayer (II)" by George Herbert
I am not alone; there are some ten persons in the room with me. All quite
plain people, simply dressed. They walk up and down in silence, as it
were stealthily. They avoid one another, and yet are continually looking
anxiously at one another.
"A Dream" by Ivan Turgenev
When I come in sight o' the house 'twas some'at in the night,
And just as I turned a hill-top I see the kitchen light;
Which often a han'some pictur' to a hungry person makes,
But it don't interest a feller much that's goin' to pull up stakes.
"How Betsey And I Made Up" by William McKendree Carleton

In news:

They say that weave caps , on a personal level is a consumer's own personal wig that fits their head shape.
No right-minded person could have disagreed with Sen Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, when she said last week, "Taxpayer dollars should not be used to subsidize a person's drug habit".
We hope our reward helps find the person or persons who committed this despicable a...
A man fatally injured one person, then burst into a Wyoming college class Friday morning to kill another person and, ultimately, himself, police said.
Tim Person of consulting firm Tim Person & Associates speaks about plans to renovate Columbia Housing Authority properties during a public meeting Wednesday.
When a person is charged with committing theft, does the state have to prove that the person pawning the item actually knew that it was stolen.
The trouble is one person's loophole is another person's needed economic stimulus.
When winter makes its sudden entrance and the first person I know wakes up with that ominous throat-feels-weird sensation, I know it's time to make what I prosaically call "Korean Sick Person Soup".
One person died and another person was injured in a house fire early this morning at 520 Eighth Ave - 10:45 am.
And the one person of interest that detectives have identified tells us they're focusing on the wrong person.
Drew Brees tells CBS' "Person to Person" that his foundation will commit $1 million to.
Personal Computing versus Personal Computers Personal Computers or PCs remain the primary workhorse for the business employee.
LONDON—Global health officials are closely following a new respiratory virus related to SARS that is believed to have killed at least one person in Saudi Arabia and left another person in critical condition in Britain.
Clearly, the moral of the story is: Before you discard or pass on personal technology, make sure your personal information is purged.
And her dietician, private chef, personal assistant and personal assistant's personal assistant.
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In science:

This functionality lets the user create personalized views of different data types.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
The “Create Personalized View” allows the user to make such settings.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
Smith, her doctor, to get all information in the Personal Memex related to Dr.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
Stuff I've seen: a system for personal information retrieval and re-use.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
This work fits into a larger research agenda on Personal Space of Information (PSI), pervasive computing and the use of small form-factor wearables such as the SenseCam.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
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