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impersonate

verb
     
im‧per‧son‧ate [transitive]
1 to pretend to be someone else by copying their appearance, voice, and behaviour, especially in order to deceive people:
Do you know it is a very serious offence to impersonate a police officer?
2 to copy someone's voice and behaviour, especially in order to make people laugh:
In the film he amusingly impersonates a woman.
impersonation noun [uncountable and countable]
He's renowned for his Elvis impersonation.

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