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mimic

mim·ic

mimic

 
 
pronunciation:
mI mihk
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun, adjective
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: mimicked, mimicking, mimics
definition 1: to copy or imitate, often playfully or as part of a learning process.
Young children mimic their parents in many ways.The monkey mimicked all of our gestures and movements.
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synonyms:
copy, imitate
similar words:
ape, impersonate, mime, mirror, parrot, personate, simulate
definition 2: to imitate in a derogatory or derisive manner; ridicule or mock.
My sister gets angry when I mimic her.
synonyms:
mock, parody
similar words:
ape, burlesque, ridicule, satirize, travesty
definition 3: to resemble closely.
The playful pounce of the kitten mimics the hunting behavior of the adult cat.
synonyms:
resemble
similar words:
copy, echo, imitate, mirror, mock, simulate
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: someone who is talented at imitating the speech and gestures of others.
My brother is a great mimic and makes us all laugh.
synonyms:
copyist, imitator
similar words:
ape, copycat, echo, mime, pantomime
definition 2: an actor who performs mime.
synonyms:
copyist, mime, pantomime
similar words:
mummer
definition 3: an imitation of the speech or behavior of someone or something.
She does a perfect mimic of her mother's voice.
synonyms:
imitation, mock, simulation
similar words:
pantomime
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: simulated or imitative; mock.
synonyms:
imitative, mock, simulated
similar words:
artificial, fake, false, imitation, pseudo, sham
definition 2: of, relating to, or characteristic of a mimic or mimicry.
synonyms:
imitative, simulated
similar words:
mimetic
derivation: mimicker (n.)
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The word mimic contains the following part:
mim Latin root that means copy, imitate
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