adjective see personate

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  • personative — See personation. * * * …   Universalium

  • personative — adj. filling a dramatic role, playing a part in a play; symbolic, representative …   English contemporary dictionary

  • personative — per·son·ative …   English syllables

  • personative — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌād.iv adjective : of or relating to personation; especially : employing dramatic representation …   Useful english dictionary

  • personate — transitive verb ( ated; ating) Date: 1591 1. a. impersonate, represent b. to assume without authority and with fraudulent intent (some character or capacity) 2. to invest with personality or personal characteristics < personating their gods… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • personate — personate1 personation, n. personative, adj. personator, n. /perr seuh nayt /, v., personated, personating. v.t. 1. to act or portray (a character in a play, a part, etc.). 2. to assume the character or appearance of; pass oneself off as …   Universalium

  • personate — verb a) to fraudulently portray another person; to impersonate b) to portray a character (as in a play); to act See Also: personation, personative, personator …   Wiktionary

  • personate — I. /ˈpɜsəneɪt/ (say persuhnayt) verb (personated, personating) Rare –verb (t) 1. → impersonate. 2. → personify. –verb (i) 3. to act or play a part. {Late Latin persōnātus, past participle} –personation /pɜsəˈneɪʃən/ ( …   Australian English dictionary

  • personate — [pʉr′sə nāt΄; ] for adj. [, pʉr′sənit, pʉr′sənāt΄] vt. personated, personating [< L personatus, masked < persona: see PERSON] 1. to act or play the part of, as in a drama or masquerade; portray 2. to personify 3. Law to assume the character …   English World dictionary

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