Per"son*ate (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Personated (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Personating (?).] [L. personare to cry out, LL., to extol. See Person.]

To celebrate loudly; to extol; to praise.


In fable, hymn, or song so personating Their gods ridiculous. Milton.


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Per"son*ate, v. t. [L. personatus masked, assumed, fictitious, fr. persona a mask. See Person.]


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.



To set forth in an unreal character; to disguise; to mask.

[R.] "A personated mate."



To personify; to typify; to describe.



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Per"son*ate, v. i.

To play or assume a character.


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Per"son*ate (?), a. [L. personatus masked.] 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.


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