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Synonyms for imitate
ˈɪm ɪˌteɪt

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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"

    Synonyms:
    copy, re-create, feign, sham, assume, replicate, simulate, model

  2. imitate(verb)

    appear like, as in behavior or appearance

    "Life imitate art"

    Synonyms:
    simulate, copy

  3. imitate(verb)

    make a reproduction or copy of

    Synonyms:
    simulate, copy

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. imitate

    Anything that comes after or goes after another, either in space or in time, is said to follow it. A servant follows or attends his master; a victorious general may follow the retiring enemy merely to watch and hold him in check; he chases or pursues with intent to overtake and attack; the chase is closer and hotter than the pursuit. (Compare synonyms for HUNT.) One event may follow another either with or without special connection; if it ensues, there is some orderly connection; as, the ensuing year; if it results from another, there is some relation of effect, consequence, or inference. A clerk observes his employer's directions. A child obeys his parent's commands, follows or copies his example, imitates his speech and manners. The compositor follows copy; the incoming succeeds the outgoing official.

    Synonyms:
    accompany, attend, chase, come after, copy, ensue, follow, go after, heed, obey, observe, practise, pursue, result, succeed

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. imitate

    Synonyms:
    represent, copy, resemble, follow, portray, depict, repeat, pattern after, mock, ape, counterfeit, mimic

    Antonyms:
    misrepresent, caricature, alter, vary, dissimilate, differentiate, modify, remodel, distort

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. imitate(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    copy, follow, pattern after

  2. imitate(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    mimic, ape, mock, personate, impersonate, take off

  3. imitate(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    parody, travesty, turn into burlesque

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. imitate(v)

    Synonyms:
    copy, ape, counterfeit, personate, impersonate, mimic, simulate, parody, caricature

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    mimic, emulate, replicate, impersonate

How to pronounce imitate?

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How to use imitate in a sentence?

  1. Oscar Wilde:

    While one should always study the method of a great artist, one should never imitate his manner. The manner of an artist is essentially individual, the method of an artist is absolutely universal. The first is personality, which no one should copy; the second is perfection, which all should aim at.

  2. Cato the Elder, from Plutarch, Lives:

    Wise men profit more from fools than fools from wise men; for the wise men shun the mistakes of fools, but fools do not imitate the successes of the wise.

  3. Brad Bushman:

    It's troubling to me that the perpetrators of the violent acts are the good guys, because that communicates the idea that aggression is justifiable as long as it's committed by a good guy, we are more likely to imitate violence that is by attractive perpetrators who are justified for what they do, so superhero violence is kind of a really good recipe for that.

  4. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    Insist on yourself never imitate. Your own gift you can present every moment with the cumulative force of a whole life's cultivation but of the adopted talent of another you have only an extemporaneous half possession... Do that which is assigned to you, and you cannot hope too much or dare too much.

  5. William Shakespeare:

    Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more, Or close the wall up with our English dead In peace there's nothing so becomes a man As modest stillness and humility But when the blast of war blows in our ears, Then imitate the action of the tiger Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood.


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