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verb as in enact

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Example Sentences

The king, by way of joke, desired the earl to personate him, and ordered the petitioner to be admitted.

He composed a love scene for two strings, the E and G, the first was to personate the lady, the second himself.

He did not fare so badly either, for being plump and rosy he was allowed to personate the jolly Friar Tuck.

Francesca and I were now obliged to creep from under the tarpaulins and personate the dishevelled ladies on the strand.

Rudely carved images are placed in different parts of the building, and are supposed to personate their divinity.


On this page you'll find 373 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to personate, such as: enact, perform, play, portray, burlesque, and characterize.

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