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.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
im′i-tāt, v.t. to copy, to strive to be the same as: to produce a likeness of.—n. Imitabil′ity.—adj. Im′itable, that may be imitated or copied: worthy of imitation.—n. Im′itancy, the tendency to imitate.—adj. Im′itant.—n. Imitā′tion, act of imitating: that which is produced as a copy, a likeness: (mus.) the repeating of the same passage, or the following of a passage with a similar one in one or more of the other parts or voices.—adj. Im′itātive, inclined to imitate: formed after a model.—adv. Im′itātively.—ns. Im′itātiveness, the quality of being imitative; Im′itātor, one who imitates or copies. [L. imitāri, imitātus, ety. unknown.]
The numerical value of imitate in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of imitate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Does art imitate life, or does life imitate TV?
Insist on yourself never imitate... Every great man is unique.
We started making the costumes, finding the wigs, designing choreographies and even trying to imitate the characters' voices.
If I ever did that, I would be ridiculed all over the place. I won't do it. I'm not going to imitate her, she's barking like a dog, and they're saying 'wonderful.'.
Courage and modesty are the most unequivocal of virtues, for they are of a kind that hypocrisy cannot imitate they too have this quality in common, that they are expressed by the same color.
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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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