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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
imitate (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to follow as a pattern, model, or example
2.
to be or appear like - resemble
3.
to produce a copy of - reproduce
4.
- mimic counterfeit can imitate his father's booming voice copy
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
imitate (verb)
1.
to use (someone or something) as the model for one's speech, mannerisms, or behavior
SYNONIMS:
ape, copy, copycat, emulate, mime, mimic
RELATED WORDS:
ditto, echo, reecho, repeat; burlesque, caricature, lampoon, mock, parody, travesty; impersonate, perform, play; pantomime
imitate (verb)
2.
to copy or exaggerate (someone or something) in order to make fun of
SYNONIMS:
burlesque, caricature, do, imitate, mock, parody, send up, spoof, travesty
RELATED WORDS:
lampoon, pasquinade, satirize; deride, gibe ( jibe), ridicule; ape, copycat, monkey, parrot; duplicate, emulate, replicate, reproduce; act, counterfeit, dissemble, fake, feign, pretend, sham, simulate; elaborate, embellish, embroider, exaggerate, magnify, pad, play up, stretch; amplify, enhance, enlarge (on upon), expand, flesh (out), overdraw, overstate, put on; mime, pantomime; impersonate, perform, personate, play
imitate (verb)
3.
to make an exact likeness of
SYNONIMS:
clone, copycat, duplicate, imitate, reduplicate, render, replicate, reproduce
RELATED WORDS:
counterfeit, fake, forge, knock off, rip off; mimic, simulate; reconstruct, re-create
NEAR ANTONYMS:
create, imagine, initiate, invent
originate
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