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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ape(noun)

    any of various primates with short tails or no tail at all

  2. anthropoid, ape(noun)

    person who resembles a nonhuman primate

    hospital attendant, orderly

  3. copycat, imitator, emulator, ape, aper(noun)

    someone who copies the words or behavior of another

    hypophysectomized, hypophysectomised

  4. caricature, ape(verb)

    represent in or produce a caricature of

    "The drawing caricatured the President"

    achromatic, neutral

  5. ape(verb)

    imitate uncritically and in every aspect

    "Her little brother apes her behavior"

    chip, chip off, come off, scat, splinter, secede, run away, lam, bunk, break out, sliver, take to the woods, break, scarper, fly the coop, turn tail, run, head for the hills, hightail it, break off, escape, break away

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. ape(v)

    mimic, imitate, simulate, personate, represent

    not to imitate, vary, modify, change

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. ape(n.)

    monkey (without a tail)

  2. ape(v. a.)

    mimic, imitate, mock, counterfeit, take off

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. ape(n)

    simian, pongo, gorilla, chimpanzee, orang-outang, baboon, troglodyte

    Associated words:
    simian, simial, pithecoid, pithecan

  2. ape(v)

    imitate, mimic

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "ape":

    monkey, gorilla, apes, chimp, epas, monkeys, epa, primate, peap, goon, chimpanzee

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. APE

    Apurinic/apyrimidinic endonuclease, redox factor-1, Ref-1

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How to use ape in a sentence?

  1. Marty Metalgod Ross:

    Without his tools man is just a common ape.

  2. John Stuart Mill, On Liberty, 1859:

    He who lets the world, or his own portion of it, choose his plan of life for him, has no need of any other faculty than the ape-like one of imitation. He who chooses his plan for himself, employs all his faculties. He must use observation to see, reasoning and judgment to foresee, activity to gather materials for decision, discrimination to decide, and when he has decided, firmness and self-control to hold to his deliberate decision.

  3. Friedrich Nietzsche:

    Man is more ape than many of the apes.

  4. Vance Havner:

    Civilization today reminds me of an ape with a blowtorch playing in a room full of dynamite. It looks like the monkeys are about to operate the zoo, and the inmates are taking over the asylum.

  5. CREW*31:

    Without his ships man is just a common ape.

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