Synonyms of 'ape'
to imitateThese films merely ape Hollywood.
a precedent which may be imitated by other activists
We all tend to copy people we admire.
coquettish gestures which she had copied from actresses in soap operas
His own shock was mirrored in her face.
Many phrases in the last chapter echo earlier passages.
Many politicians simply parrot impressive-sounding phrases.
She could mimic anybody, reducing her friends to helpless laughter.
It was easy to parody his rather pompous manner of speaking.
Her political career has been caricatured in the newspapers.
He listened to them, affecting an amused interest.
He financed a plot to counterfeit gold coins.
See go ape
collective noun shrewdness
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in the sense of affect
to put on a show ofHe listened to them, affecting an amused interest.
in the sense of caricature
to make a caricature ofHer political career has been caricatured in the newspapers.
in the sense of copy
to act or try to be like anotherWe all tend to copy people we admire.coquettish gestures which she had copied from actresses in soap operas
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