Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb imitate

3 senses of imitate

Sense 1
imitate, copy, simulate -- (reproduce someone's behavior or looks; "The mime imitated the passers-by"; "Children often copy their parents or older siblings")
       => reproduce -- (make a copy or equivalent of; "reproduce the painting")

Sense 2
imitate -- (appear like, as in behavior or appearance; "Life imitate art")
       => resemble -- (appear like; be similar or bear a likeness to; "She resembles her mother very much"; "This paper resembles my own work")

Sense 3
imitate -- (make a reproduction or copy of)
       => copy, re-create -- (make a replica of; "copy that drawing"; "re-create a picture by Rembrandt")

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