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[pur-suh-neyt] /ˈpɜr səˌneɪt/

verb (used with object), personated, personating.
to act or portray (a character in a play, a part, etc.).
to assume the character or appearance of; pass oneself off as, especially with fraudulent intent; impersonate.
to represent in terms of properties or characteristics; personify.
verb (used without object), personated, personating.
to act or play a part.
verb (transitive)
to act the part of (a character in a play); portray
a less common word for personify
(criminal law) to assume the identity of (another person) with intent to deceive
/ˈpɜːsənɪt; -ˌneɪt/
(of the corollas of certain flowers) having two lips in the form of a face


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