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
Examples of imitate in a Sentence
Images & Illustrations of imitate
Popularity rank by frequency of use
Translations for imitate
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- imitarCatalan, Valencian
- utánoz, imitálHungarian
- 模倣する, 真似る, 倣うJapanese
- nabootsen, imiterenDutch
- имитировать, подражатьRussian
- oponašati, posnemati, imitiratiSlovene
- härma, imiteraSwedish
Get even more translations for imitate »
Find a translation for the imitate definition in other languages:
Select another language: