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imitate

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of imitate

  1. 1 to use (someone or something) as the model for one's speech, mannerisms, or behavior <teenage musicians who imitate whichever rock stars are hot> Synonyms ape, copy, copycat, emulate, mime, mimic Related Words ditto, echo, reecho, repeat; burlesque, caricature, lampoon, mock, parody, travesty; impersonate, perform, play; pantomime

  2. 2 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> Synonyms burlesque, caricature, do, mimic, mock, parody, send up, spoof, travestyRelated Words lampoon, pasquinade, satirize; deride, gibe (or jibe), ridicule; ape, copycat, monkey, parrot; duplicate, emulate, replicate, reproduce; act, counterfeit, dissemble, fake, feign, pretend, sham, simulate; elaborate, embellish, embroider, exaggerate, magnify, pad, play up, stretch; amplify, enhance, enlarge (on or upon), expand, flesh (out), overdraw, overstate, put on; mime, pantomime; impersonate, perform, personate, play

  3. 3 to make an exact likeness of <a second-rate artist who was notorious for imitating the works of other painters> Synonyms clone, copycat, duplicate, copy, reduplicate, render, replicate, reproduceRelated Words counterfeit, fake, forge, knock off, rip off; mimic, simulate; reconstruct, re-createNear Antonyms create, imagine, initiate, inventAntonyms originate




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