One entry found for imitate.
Main Entry: im·i·tate
Inflected Form(s): -tat·ed; -tat·ing 1: to follow as a pattern, model, or example 2: to be or appear similar to 3: to copy exactly - im·i·ta·tor /-tt-r/ noun synonymsIMITATE, APE, MIMIC, MOCK mean to follow the example of another. IMITATE suggests using someone that one admires as a model or pattern <children imitating their parents>. APE suggests a close and often clumsy imitation of an admired example <some teenagers try to ape the behavior of rock singers>. MIMIC may suggest imitation of another's personal manner often for humor <the comedian mimicked a popular actor>. MOCK suggests making fun of someone by imitating that person in his or her presence <mocked the dictator's swaggering walk>.