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One entry found for imitate.
Main Entry: im·i·tate
Pronunciation: primarystressim-schwa-secondarystresstamacrt
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): -tat·ed; -tat·ing
1 : to follow as a pattern, model, or example
2 : to be or appear similar to
3 : to copy exactly
- im·i·ta·tor /-secondarystresstamacrt-schwar/ noun
synonyms IMITATE, APE, MIMIC, MOCK mean to follow the example of another. IMITATE suggests using someone that one admires as a model or pattern <children imitating their parents>. APE suggests a close and often clumsy imitation of an admired example <some teenagers try to ape the behavior of rock singers>. MIMIC may suggest imitation of another's personal manner often for humor <the comedian mimicked a popular actor>. MOCK suggests making fun of someone by imitating that person in his or her presence <mocked the dictator's swaggering walk>.

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