Definitions for imitateˈɪm ɪˌteɪt
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imitate, copy, simulate(verb)
reproduce someone's behavior or looks
"The mime imitated the passers-by"; "Children often copy their parents or older siblings"
appear like, as in behavior or appearance
"Life imitate art"
make a reproduction or copy of
To follow as a model or a pattern; to make a copy, counterpart or semblance of.
Origin: From imitatus, past participle of imitari, from a deponent frequentive root *, whence also imago, see image.
to follow as a pattern, model, or example; to copy or strive to copy, in acts, manners etc
to produce a semblance or likeness of, in form, character, color, qualities, conduct, manners, and the like; to counterfeit; to copy
to resemble (another species of animal, or a plant, or inanimate object) in form, color, ornamentation, or instinctive habits, so as to derive an advantage thereby; sa, when a harmless snake imitates a venomous one in color and manner, or when an odorless insect imitates, in color, one having secretion offensive to birds
Origin: [L. imitatus, p. p. of imitari to imitate; of unknown origin. Cf. Image.]
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- imitarCatalan, Valencian
- utánoz, imitálHungarian
- 模倣する, 真似る, 倣うJapanese
- nabootsen, imiterenDutch
- имитировать, подражатьRussian
- oponašati, posnemati, imitiratiSlovene
- härma, imiteraSwedish
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