pattern oneself on
Definition of pattern oneself on
: to try to be like and to behave like (someone one admires) When he started his own business, he patterned himself on his father.
Word by Word Definitions
: a form or model proposed for imitation : exemplar
: something designed or used as a model for making things
: an artistic, musical, literary, or mechanical design or form
: to make, adapt, or fashion according to a pattern
: one's normal, healthy, or sane condition or self
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