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Definition 1: reproduce someone's behavior or looks - [verb of creation]

Samples where imitate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for imitate in the sense of this definition

(imitate is a kind of ...) make a copy or equivalent of

"reproduce the painting"

(... is a kind of imitate ) behave in accordance or in agreement with

"Follow a pattern" "Follow my example"

(... is a kind of imitate ) imitate with mockery and derision

"The children mocked their handicapped classmate"

(... is a kind of imitate ) mimic or imitate in an amusing or satirical manner

"This song takes off from a famous aria"

(... is a kind of imitate ) imitate (a person or manner), especially for satirical effect

"The actor mimicked the President very accurately"

(... is a kind of imitate ) plan or create according to a model or models

(... is a kind of imitate ) imitate in behavior; take as a model

"Teenagers follow their friends in everything"

(... is a kind of imitate ) strive to equal or match, especially by imitating

"He is emulating the skating skills of his older sister"

Definition 2: make a reproduction or copy of - [verb of creation]

(imitate is a kind of ...) make a replica of

"copy that drawing" "re-create a picture by Rembrandt"

Definition 3: appear like, as in behavior or appearance - [verb of stative]

Samples where imitate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Life imitate art

(imitate is a kind of ...) appear like; be similar or bear a likeness to

"She resembles her mother very much" "This paper resembles my own work"

(... is a kind of imitate ) imitate uncritically and in every aspect

"Her little brother apes her behavior"

(... is a kind of imitate ) imitate the function of (another system), as by modifying the hardware or the software

(... is a kind of imitate ) do what someone else is doing

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