Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Impersonating'
- Impersonate \Im*per"son*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
Impersonated; p. pr. & vb. n. Impersonating.]
- To invest with personality; to endow with the form of a living being.
- To ascribe the qualities of a person to; to personify.
- To assume, or to represent, the person or character of; to personate; as, he impersonated Macbeth. Benedict impersonated his age. --Milman.
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.[See more about Impersonating at Dictionary 3.0 Encyclopedia]