What does imitate mean?

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ˈɪm ɪˌteɪtim·i·tate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. imitate, copy, simulateverb

    reproduce someone's behavior or looks

    "The mime imitated the passers-by"; "Children often copy their parents or older siblings"

  2. imitateverb

    appear like, as in behavior or appearance

    "Life imitate art"

  3. imitateverb

    make a reproduction or copy of

Wiktionary

  1. imitateverb

    To follow as a model or a pattern; to make a copy, counterpart or semblance of.

    Etymology: From imitatus, past participle of imitari, from a deponent frequentive root *, whence also imago, see image.

  2. imitateverb

    To copy.

    Etymology: From imitatus, past participle of imitari, from a deponent frequentive root *, whence also imago, see image.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Imitateverb

    to follow as a pattern, model, or example; to copy or strive to copy, in acts, manners etc

    Etymology: [L. imitatus, p. p. of imitari to imitate; of unknown origin. Cf. Image.]

  2. Imitateverb

    to produce a semblance or likeness of, in form, character, color, qualities, conduct, manners, and the like; to counterfeit; to copy

    Etymology: [L. imitatus, p. p. of imitari to imitate; of unknown origin. Cf. Image.]

  3. Imitateverb

    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

    Etymology: [L. imitatus, p. p. of imitari to imitate; of unknown origin. Cf. Image.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Imitate

    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.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of imitate in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of imitate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of imitate in a Sentence

  1. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    Imitate the oak trees, stripped naked by the dark winter frost; who recover in the spring to resemble a powerful towering statue of emerald; and relate to its origin, consisting of soil, clouds, and dead plants.

  2. Pete Buttigieg:

    I think one of the big problems in Democratic politics is an ideology that's organized completely around Republican politics and ideology, and the only way we take somebody's measure is to evaluate how vigorously they oppose or how closely they imitate Republican policies.

  3. Marcus Aurelius Antoninus:

    No form of Nature is inferior to Art for the arts merely imitate natural forms.

  4. William Shakespeare:

    Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more, Or close the wall up with our English dead In peace there's nothing so becomes a man As modest stillness and humility But when the blast of war blows in our ears, Then imitate the action of the tiger Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood.

  5. Niccolò Machiavelli:

    No one should be astonished if in the following discussion of completely new princedoms and of the prince and of government, I bring up the noblest examples. Because, since men almost always walk in the paths beaten by others and carry on their affairs by imitatingeven though it is not possible to keep wholly in the paths of others or to attain the ability of those you imitatea prudent man will always choose to take paths beaten by great men and to imitate those who have been especially admirable, in order that if his ability does not reach theirs, at least it may offer some suggestion of it; and he will act like prudent archers, who, seeing that the mark they plan to hit is too far away and knowing what space can be covered by the power of their bows, take an aim much higher than their mark, not in order to reach with their arrows so great a height, but to be able, with the aid of so high an aim, to attain their purpose.

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