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imitate

im·i·tate

imitate

 
 
pronunciation:
I m teIt
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: imitated, imitates, imitating
definition 1: to follow the manner or pattern of; attempt to resemble; mimic.
Small children often imitate their parents.He makes a living by imitating famous actors and singers.
synonyms:
copy, emulate, mimic, resemble, simulate
similar words:
ape, echo, impersonate, mime, mirror, parody, pattern
definition 2: to reproduce the appearance of; copy.
The secretary could imitate the president's handwriting.
synonyms:
copy, duplicate, mimic, mirror, replicate, reproduce, simulate
similar words:
emulate, fake, falsify, impersonate, mock
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derivation: imitator (n.)
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