English Thesaurus
(noun) 
Definition
a thing made to look exactly like another
Always keep a copy of everything in your own files.
Synonyms
reproduction
a reproduction of a religious painting
,
duplicate
Enclosed is a duplicate of the invoice we sent you last month.
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photocopy
I'll make sure you get a photocopy of the list.
,
carbon copy (old-fashioned)
,
image
The boy is the image of his father.
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print
There was a huge print of `Le Déjeuner Sur l'Herbe' on the wall.
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fax (old-fashioned)
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representation
a life-like representation of Christ
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fake
It is filled with famous works of art, and every one of them is a fake.
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replica
It was a replica, for display only.
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imitation
the most accurate imitation of Chinese architecture in Europe
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forgery
The letter was a forgery.
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counterfeit
Counterfeits of the company's goods are flooding Europe.
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Xerox (old-fashioned, trademark)
He enclosed a Xerox of the advert.
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transcription
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likeness
The museum displays wax likenesses of every U.S. president.
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replication
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facsimile
This will be a genuine old copy, not a facsimile.
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Photostat (old-fashioned, trademark)
Opposites
, , , ,
the real thing
(verb) 
Definition
to make a copy (of)
She never participated in copying classified documents for anyone.
Synonyms
reproduce
permission to reproduce this article
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replicate
He was not able to replicate this experiment.
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duplicate
He was duplicating some articles.
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photocopy
She photocopied the cheque before cashing it.
, ,
counterfeit
He financed a plot to counterfeit gold coins.
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Xerox (old-fashioned, trademark)
I should have simply Xeroxed this sheet for you.
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Photostat (old-fashioned, trademark)
Opposites
(verb) 
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
imitate
a precedent which may be imitated by other activists
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act like
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emulate
I never tried to emulate my father.
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behave like
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follow
I hope other women will follow my example.
, ,
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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ape
These films merely ape Hollywood.
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mimic
She could mimic anybody, reducing her friends to helpless laughter.
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simulate
They rolled about, simulating a bloodthirsty fight.
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follow suit
,
follow the example of

Additional synonyms

in the sense of ape
Definition
to imitate
These films merely ape Hollywood.
in the sense of counterfeit
Definition
an imitation designed to deceive or defraud
Counterfeits of the company's goods are flooding Europe.
Synonyms
phoney or phony (informal),
warez
in the sense of counterfeit
Definition
to feign
He financed a plot to counterfeit gold coins.

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