Definition of 'imitate'
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Any attempt to imitate the stance of a stork was destined for trouble. GOODBYE CURATE (2001)Except when Ricky and the large woman drop in behind them and imitate them until Ricky gets fed up with not being noticed. AT THE STROKE OF TWELVE (2001)
It would not have done to encourage her, but it was amusing to hear her imitate her hero's speech patterns and accent. LORD OF THE SILENT (2001)
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Translations for 'imitate'
British English: imitate /ˈɪmɪˌteɪt/ VERB
If you imitate someone, you copy what they do or produce.
The bird imitated the ring tone of his mobile phone.
- American English: imitate
- Arabic: يُقَلِّدُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: imitar
- Chinese: 模仿
- Croatian: imitirati
- Czech: napodobit
- Danish: efterligne
- Dutch: imiteren
- European Spanish: imitar copiar
- Finnish: matkia
- French: imiter
- German: imitieren
- Greek: μιμούμαι
- Italian: imitare
- Japanese: 模倣する
- Korean: 모방하다
- Norwegian: imitere
- Polish: imitować
- European Portuguese: imitar
- Romanian: a imita
- Russian: подражать
- Spanish: imitar
- Swedish: imitera
- Thai: เลียนแบบ
- Turkish: taklit etmek
- Ukrainian: імітувати
- Vietnamese: bắt chước
Definition of imitate from the Collins English Dictionary
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