Imitate definition

ĭmĭ-tāt
To use or follow as a model.

Your brother imitates you because he admires you.

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To copy.
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To appear like; resemble.

A fishing lure that imitates a minnow.

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To copy the mannerisms or speech of; mimic.

Amused her friends by imitating the teachers.

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To copy (mannerisms or speech).

Can you imitate his accent?

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To reproduce in form, color, etc.; make a duplicate or copy of.
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To be or become like in appearance; resemble.

Glass made to imitate diamonds.

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Imitate is defined as to copy or use something as a model.

An example of imitate is for a child to copy his older sibling's every move.

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To follow as a model or a pattern; to make a copy, counterpart or semblance of.
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To copy exactly; reproduce.
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To seek to follow the example of; take as one's model or pattern.
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To act the same as; impersonate; mimic.
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Origin of imitate

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

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

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

    From Wiktionary