Synonyms of imitate
1 copyDictionary • a precedent which may be imitated by other activists
copy • We all tend to copy people we admire.
follow • He did not follow his example in taking drugs.
repeat • I repeated the story to a delighted audience.
echo • Many phrases in the last chapter echo earlier passages.
emulate • Sons are traditionally expected to emulate their fathers.
ape • These films merely ape Hollywood.
simulate • They rolled about, simulating a bloodthirsty fight.
mirror • His own shock was mirrored in her face.
duplicate • Scientists hope the work done can be duplicated elswhere.
counterfeit • He is alleged to have counterfeited video cassettes.
follow in the footsteps of
take a leaf out of (someone's) book
2 do an impression of • He screwed up his face and imitated the Colonel.
do an impression of
take off (informal)
mimic • He could mimic anybody, reducing his friends to helpless laughter.
affect • He listened to them, affecting an amused interest.
parody • It was easy to parody his rather pompous manner of speaking.
caricature • Her political career has been caricatured in the newspapers.
send up (British, informal)
impersonate • He was a brilliant mimic who could impersonate most of the staff.
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affectIf you affect a particular characteristic or way of behaving, you pretend that it is genuine, or natural for you.
• He listened to them, affecting an amused interest.
apeIf you ape someone's speech or behaviour, you imitate it.
• These films merely ape Hollywood.
Thesaurus for imitate from the Collins English Thesaurus
to try to follow the manner, style, character, etc, of or take as a model