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Imitate

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Verb

1. copy, imitate, simulate

reproduce someone's behavior or looks

Example Sentences:
'The mime imitated the passers-by'
'Children often copy their parents or older siblings'

2. imitate

appear like, as in behavior or appearance

Example Sentences:
'Life imitate art'

3. imitate

make a reproduction or copy of

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Imitate

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verb (transitive)
1. 
to try to follow the manner, style, character, etc, of or take as a model
many writers imitated the language of Shakespeare
2. 
to pretend to be or to impersonate, esp for humour; mimic
3. 
to make a copy or reproduction of; duplicate; counterfeit
4. 
to make or be like; resemble or simulate
her achievements in politics imitated her earlier successes in business

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Imitate

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verb transitiveWord forms: ˈimiˌtated or ˈimiˌtating
1. 
to seek to follow the example of; take as one's model or pattern
2. 
to act the same as; impersonate; mimic
3. 
to reproduce in form, color, etc.; make a duplicate or copy of
4. 
to be or become like in appearance; resemble
glass made to imitate diamonds

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Imitate

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tr.v. im·i·tat·ed, im·i·tat·ing, im·i·tates
1. To use or follow as a model: Your brother imitates you because he admires you.
2.
a. To copy the mannerisms or speech of; mimic: amused her friends by imitating the teachers.
b. To copy (mannerisms or speech): Can you imitate his accent?
3. To copy exactly; reproduce: "drugs that can imitate the hormone's positive effects while reducing its adverse effects" (The Scientist).
4. To appear like; resemble: a fishing lure that imitates a minnow.

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