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(verb) 
Definition
to imitate
These films merely ape Hollywood.
Synonyms
imitate
a precedent which may be imitated by other activists
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copy
We all tend to copy people we admire.
coquettish gestures which she had copied from actresses in soap operas
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mirror
His own shock was mirrored in her face.
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echo
Many phrases in the last chapter echo earlier passages.
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parrot
Many politicians simply parrot impressive-sounding phrases.
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mimic
She could mimic anybody, reducing her friends to helpless laughter.
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parody
It was easy to parody his rather pompous manner of speaking.
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caricature
Her political career has been caricatured in the newspapers.
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affect
He listened to them, affecting an amused interest.
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counterfeit
He financed a plot to counterfeit gold coins.

idiom

See go ape

related words

collective noun shrewdness

Additional synonyms

in the sense of affect
Definition
to put on a show of
He listened to them, affecting an amused interest.
in the sense of caricature
Definition
to make a caricature of
Her political career has been caricatured in the newspapers.
Synonyms
take off (informal),
send up (British, informal),
in the sense of copy
Definition
to act or try to be like another
We all tend to copy people we admire.coquettish gestures which she had copied from actresses in soap operas
Synonyms
act like,
behave like,
ape,
follow suit,
follow the example of

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