imitate


imitate
01. My friend can [imitate] the teacher's voice so well that if you don't see him when he's doing it, you think it is her.
02. There is an expression that says that [imitation] is the sincerest form of flattery.
03. Francois de La Rouchefoucauld once remarked that there is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand [imitations].
04. The children were teasing the new student by [imitating] his foreign accent.
05. A California roll is a kind of sushi with avocado, cucumber and [imitation] crab in it.
06. The young child was [imitating] the wrestlers on television when he accidentally broke his friend's arm.
07. Studies show that children are especially likely to [imitate] adult models who are warm, nurturing, and powerful.
08. My dad can [imitate] the calls of about 30 different kinds of birds.
09. Marcus Aurelius stated that no form of Nature is inferior to Art, for the arts merely [imitate] natural forms.
10. Salvador Dali once suggested that those who do not want to [imitate] anything, produce nothing.
11. Eric Hoffer has observed that when people are free to do as they please, they usually [imitate] each other.
12. The earliest known glass makers worked in Mesopotamia as far back as 2500 B.C., crafting beads and other small objects to [imitate] precious stones.
13. In Bahrain, games for female children are said to often consist of [imitating] the daily activities of their mothers.
14. People have a natural tendency to [imitate] or model the behavior of significant figures in their lives.
15. Studies show that newborn babies [imitate] the facial expressions of their parents.
16. During the Renaissance, authors became more concerned with the sound of their verses, which composers then tried to [imitate].

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  • 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • imitate — [im′i tāt΄] vt. imitated, imitating [< L imitatus, pp. of imitari, to imitate, akin to aemulus: see EMULATE] 1. to seek to follow the example of; take as one s model or pattern 2. to act the same as; impersonate; mimic 3. to reproduce in form …   English World dictionary

  • imitate — ► VERB 1) follow as a model. 2) copy (a person s speech or mannerisms), especially for comic effect. 3) reproduce; simulate: synthetic fabrics that imitate silk. DERIVATIVES imitable adjective imitator noun. ORIGIN Latin imitari, related to …   English terms dictionary

  • imitate — I verb adopt, caricature, copy, counterfeit, duplicate, echo, emulate, fabricate, fake, follow suit, forge, impersonate, match, mimic, mirror, parallel, parody, parrot, plagiarize, portray, pose, pretend, reflect, repeat, represent, reproduce,… …   Law dictionary

  • imitate — (v.) 1530s, a back formation from IMITATION (Cf. imitation) or imitator, or else from L. imitatus. Related: Imitated; imitating. An Old English word for this was æfterhyrigan …   Etymology dictionary

  • imitate — *copy, mimic, ape, mock Analogous words: impersonate (see ACT vb): simulate, feign, counterfeit (see ASSUME): caricature, burlesque, parody, travesty (see under CARICATURE n) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • imitate — has a derivative form imitable meaning ‘able to be imitated’ …   Modern English usage

  • imitate — [v] pretend to be; do an impression of act like, affect, ape, assume, be like, borrow, burlesque, carbon*, caricature, clone, copy, counterfeit, ditto*, do like*, do likewise, duplicate, echo, emulate, falsify, feign, follow, follow in footsteps* …   New thesaurus

  • imitate — imitator, n. /im i tayt /, v.t., imitated, imitating. 1. to follow or endeavor to follow as a model or example: to imitate an author s style; to imitate an older brother. 2. to mimic; impersonate: The students imitated the teacher behind her back …   Universalium

  • imitate — im|i|tate [ˈımıteıt] v [T] [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of imitari] 1.) to copy the way someone behaves, speaks, moves etc, especially in order to make people laugh ▪ She was a splendid mimic and loved to imitate Winston… …   Dictionary of contemporary English