model oneself after

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of model oneself after

chiefly US
:to try to be like and to behave like (someone one admires)
  • Children often model themselves after their parents.

Word by Word Definitions

model play
  1. : a set of plans for a building

  2. : copy, image

  3. : structural design

  1. : to plan or form after a pattern : shape

  2. : to make into an organization (such as an army, government, or parish)

  3. : to shape or fashion in a plastic material

  1. : serving as or capable of serving as a pattern

  2. : being a usually miniature representation of something

oneself play
  1. : a person's self : one's own self

  2. : one's normal, healthy, or sane condition or self

after play
  1. : following in time or place : afterward, behind, later

  1. : behind in place

  2. : subsequent to in time or order

  3. : subsequent to and in view of

  1. : subsequently to the time when

  1. : later in time

  2. : located toward the rear and especially toward the stern of a ship or tail of an aircraft

  1. used with a present participle to indicate action completed and especially just completed

  1. : afternoon

  1. used as the first part of a compound to indicate an event or entity that follows or results from the thing denoted by the second part of the compound

  2. used as the first part of a compound to indicate an event or entity of the same nature as the thing denoted by the second part of the compound but which follows that event or entity and is less intense or significant

  3. the rear or lower part


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