pattern oneself on

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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

pattern play
  1. : a form or model proposed for imitation : exemplar

  2. : something designed or used as a model for making things

  3. : an artistic, musical, literary, or mechanical design or form

  1. : match

  2. : imitate

  3. : to make, adapt, or fashion according to a pattern

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

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


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