pattern oneself after

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Definition of pattern oneself after

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: to try to be like and to behave like (someone one admires) When he started his own business, he patterned himself after his father.

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“Pattern oneself after.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pattern%20oneself%20after. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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