What does imitate mean?

Definitions for imitate
ˈɪm ɪˌteɪtim·i·tate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. imitate, copy, simulate(verb)

    reproduce someone's behavior or looks

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

  2. imitate(verb)

    appear like, as in behavior or appearance

    "Life imitate art"

  3. imitate(verb)

    make a reproduction or copy of

Wiktionary

  1. imitate(Verb)

    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. imitate(Verb)

    To copy.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Imitate(verb)

    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. Imitate(verb)

    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. Imitate(verb)

    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. Phaedrus:

    It is destruction to the weak man to attempt to imitate the powerful.

  2. Confucius:

    If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself.

  3. Donald Trump:

    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.'.

  4. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    Never imitate or repeat the actions of others that maimed or humiliated you; learn from these moments so as not to invoke same on others.

  5. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    The devil lacks inspiration that's why he has to imitate everything. Cultivate your thoughts!

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