Synonyms for imitate

Grammar : Verb
Spell : im-i-teyt
Phonetic Transcription : ˈɪm ɪˌteɪt

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Définition of imitate

Origin :
  • 1530s, a back-formation from imitation or imitator, or else from Latin imitatus. Related: Imitated; imitating. An Old English word for this was æfterhyrigan.
  • verb pretend to be; do an impression of
Example sentences :
  • If we imitate Lydia in diligence, let us not forget to imitate her in piety.
  • Extract from : « Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II » by Francis Augustus Cox
  • I shot the question at him and tried to imitate gimlets with my eyes.
  • Extract from : « It Happened in Egypt » by C. N. Williamson
  • I desire to imitate the committee in their refinement and delicacy of distinction.
  • Extract from : « Slavery Ordained of God » by Rev. Fred A. Ross, D.D.
  • Here David ended his instructions for the time; and I will imitate him.
  • Extract from : « Freeland » by Theodor Hertzka
  • I loved and admired him to a degree of enthusiasm, and of course strove to imitate him.
  • Extract from : « The Letters of Robert Burns » by Robert Burns
  • They could cook, sew, imitate birds, and read things in the stars.
  • Extract from : « Pee-wee Harris » by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  • Young wished to imitate him, but fell off his horse in the attempt.
  • Extract from : « Self-Help » by Samuel Smiles
  • I was but showing how closely the Evil One can imitate the workings of the Spirit.'
  • Extract from : « Micah Clarke » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • We cannot, therefore, condescend to imitate him in the way you speak of.
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 57, No. 352, February 1845 » by Various
  • Their plumage is quite beautiful, and so changeable that no painting can imitate it.
  • Extract from : « The History of Louisiana » by Le Page Du Pratz

Antonyms for imitate

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