imitate

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[Im·i*tate]

When you imitate someone, you copy them. Youth marketers capitalize on kids' desire to imitate––tweens imitate teens, teens imitate young adults, and marketers supply the product lines to make it easy.

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To follow as a pattern, model, or example; to copy or strive to copy, in acts, manners etc.

Verb
make a reproduction or copy of

Verb
reproduce someone''s behavior or looks; "The mime imitated the passers-by"; "Children often copy their parents or older siblings"

Verb
appear like, as in behavior or appearance; "Life imitate art"


v. t.
To follow as a pattern, model, or example; to copy or strive to copy, in acts, manners etc.

v. t.
To produce a semblance or likeness of, in form, character, color, qualities, conduct, manners, and the like; to counterfeit; to copy.

v. t.
To resemble (another species of animal, or a plant, or inanimate object) in form, color, ornamentation, or instinctive habits, so as to derive an advantage thereby; sa, when a harmless snake imitates a venomous one in color and manner, or when an odorless insect imitates, in color, one having secretion offensive to birds.


Imitate

Im"i*tate , v. t. [imp. & p. p. Imitated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Imitating .] [L. imitatus, p. p. of imitari to imitate; of unknown origin. Cf. Image.] 1. To follow as a pattern, model, or example; to copy or strive to copy, in acts, manners etc.
Despise wealth and imitate a dog.
2. To produce a semblance or likeness of, in form, character, color, qualities, conduct, manners, and the like; to counterfeit; to copy.
A place picked out by choice of best alive The Nature's work by art can imitate.
This hand appeared a shining sword to weild, And that sustained an imitated shield.
3. (Biol.) To resemble (another species of animal, or a plant, or inanimate object) in form, color, ornamentation, or instinctive habits, so as to derive an advantage thereby; sa, when a harmless snake imitates a venomous one in color and manner, or when an odorless insect imitates, in color, one having secretion offensive to birds.

To follow as a pattern, model, or example; to copy or strive to copy, in acts, manners etc.

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Usage Examples

Life doesn't imitate art, it imitates bad television.

I don't want life to imitate art. I want life to be art.

Art may imitate life, but life imitates TV.

He's a guy's guy, so it pretty much became like the impressions - don't imitate Sean Connery's voice, and things like that. We were all kind of doing it towards the end of the film, anyway, and he was cool with it.

If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself.

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Other Usage Examples

A return to first principles in a republic is sometimes caused by the simple virtues of one man. His good example has such an influence that the good men strive to imitate him, and the wicked are ashamed to lead a life so contrary to his example.

Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.

Do not think of your faults, still less of other's faults look for what is good and strong, and try to imitate it. Your faults will drop off, like dead leaves, when their time comes.

I don't want to imitate life in movies I want to represent it. And in that representation, you use the colors you feel, and sometimes they are fake colors. But always it's to show one emotion.

The great strength of the totalitarian state is that it forces those who fear it to imitate it.

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