Simple Definition of imitate
: to make or do something the same way as (something else)
: to do the same thing as (someone)
: to copy (someone's or something's behavior, sound, appearance, etc.)
Examples of imitate in a sentence
Her style has been imitated by many other writers.
He's very good at imitating his father's voice.
She can imitate the calls of many different birds.
Origin of imitate
Latin imitatus, past participle of imitari — more at image
First Known Use: 1534
Synonym Discussion of imitate
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