Imitate Definition

imitated, imitates, imitating
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To seek to follow the example of; take as one's model or pattern.
Webster's New World
To act the same as; impersonate; mimic.
Webster's New World
To copy (mannerisms or speech).
Can you imitate his accent?
American Heritage
To reproduce in form, color, etc.; make a duplicate or copy of.
Webster's New World
To be or become like in appearance; resemble.
Glass made to imitate diamonds.
Webster's New World

Origin of Imitate

  • From Latin imitatus, past participle of imitari (“to copy, portray, imitate”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin imitārī imitāt- aim- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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