to use (someone or something) as the model for one's speech, mannerisms, or behavior <teenage musicians who imitate whichever rock stars are hot> Related Words ditto
to copy or exaggerate (someone or something) in order to make fun of <imitating someone's stutter and laughing at them is a cruel thing to do> Related Words lampoon
, play up
, put on
to make an exact likeness of <a second-rate artist who was notorious for imitating the works of other painters>
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