Definition of IMITATE

to use (someone or something) as the model for one's speech, mannerisms, or behavior <teenage musicians who imitate whichever rock stars are hot>
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>
to make an exact likeness of <a second-rate artist who was notorious for imitating the works of other painters>
Near Antonyms create, imagine, initiate, invent
Antonyms originate

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up imitate? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More