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mimic

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1 being such in appearance only and made with or manufactured from usually cheaper materials

  • police were concerned that the mimic gun, although intended only as a toy, might be confused with the real thing in certain situations
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2 using or marked by the use of something else as a basis or model

  • a mimic battle fought by kids playing around in the schoolyard
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mimic

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1 a person who imitates another's voice and mannerisms for comic effect

  • a gifted mimic who can do a terrific imitation of anyone's voice
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2 an actor in a story performed silently and entirely by body movements

  • a mimic in black clothes and white facial makeup
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mimic

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1 to copy or exaggerate (someone or something) in order to make fun of

  • the comedian was famous for mimicking the President's distinctive lisp
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2 to use (someone or something) as the model for one's speech, mannerisms, or behavior

  • began to learn their language by mimicking the sounds they made
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Synonym Discussion of mimic

copy, imitate, mimic, ape, mock mean to make something so that it resembles an existing thing. copy suggests duplicating an original as nearly as possible.
    • copied the painting and sold the fake as an original
imitate suggests following a model or a pattern but may allow for some variation.
    • imitate a poet's style
mimic implies a close copying (as of voice or mannerism) often for fun, ridicule, or lifelike imitation.
    • pupils mimicking their teacher
ape may suggest presumptuous, slavish, or inept imitating of a superior original.
    • American fashion designers aped their European colleagues
mock usually implies imitation with derision.
    • mocking a vain man's pompous manner

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