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Synonyms for imitate
ˈɪm ɪˌteɪt

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. imitate, copy, simulateverb

    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. imitateverb

    appear like, as in behavior or appearance

    "Life imitate art"

    Synonyms:
    simulate, copy

  3. imitateverb

    make a reproduction or copy of

    Synonyms:
    simulate, copy

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. imitateverb

    Synonyms:
    copy, follow, pattern after

  2. imitateverb

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

  3. imitateverb

    Synonyms:
    parody, travesty, turn into burlesque

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. imitateverb

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "imitate":

    mimic, emulate, replicate, impersonate

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How to use imitate in a sentence?

  1. Honoré de Balzac:

    You may imitate, but never counterfeit.

  2. Miles Davis:

    First you imitate, then you innovate.

  3. Juliette Fernandez:

    We started making the costumes, finding the wigs, designing choreographies and even trying to imitate the characters' voices.

  4. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    The human tendency is to resemble or imitate those we admire; the common result is the delusion, that to emulate another’s personality creates a pseudo persona, measurably dissimilar from our own.

  5. Miguel de Cervantes:

    Good painters imitate nature, bad ones spew it up.

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