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Impersonating Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Impersonate \Im*per"son*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Impersonated; p. pr. & vb. n. Impersonating.]
  1. To invest with personality; to endow with the form of a living being.
  2. To ascribe the qualities of a person to; to personify.
  3. To assume, or to represent, the person or character of; to personate; as, he impersonated Macbeth. Benedict impersonated his age. --Milman.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Impersonating'

An impersonator is someone who imitates or copies the behavior or actions of another. There are many reasons for someone to be an impersonator, some common ones being as follows:

Celebrity impersonators are entertainers who look similar to celebrities and dress in such a way as to imitate them.

Impersonators are known as look-alikes, impressionist, imitators and tribute artists. The interest may have originated with the need or desire to see a celebrity who has died.

Edward Moss has appeared in movies and sitcoms, impersonating Michael Jackson.

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Impersonating Sample Sentences in News

  • Lawyer: Case against Maserati cop car driver silly
    The lawyer for a Massachusetts man facing charges of impersonating a police officer for driving around a Maserati painted to resemble a police cruiser calls the case against his client 'silly.' Read more on this news related to 'Impersonating'
  • Awaiting trial for impersonating a lawyer, he's convicted of contempt
    JASON "WOLF" PARKER, a Philadelphia man arrested this spring for allegedly impersonating a lawyer, was convicted Tuesday of contempt of court for defying a judge's order to stay out of the city's Criminal Justice Center. Read more on this news related to 'Impersonating'
  • Former cop charged with impersonating officer
    A former Atlanta police officer was arrested by DeKalb County police and charged with impersonating a public officer. Read more on this news related to 'Impersonating'

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