Synonyms for imitator

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

Définition of imitator

Origin :
  • 1520s; see imitate + -or. Perhaps from French imitateur (14c.).
  • noun copyist
Example sentences :
  • Once more, the imitator has no knowledge of reality, but only of appearance.
  • Extract from : « The Republic » by Plato
  • First, he says that the poet or painter is an imitator, and in the third degree removed from the truth.
  • Extract from : « The Republic » by Plato
  • I think, he said, that we may fairly designate him as the imitator of that which the others make.
  • Extract from : « The Republic » by Plato
  • Good, I said; then you call him who is third in the descent from nature an imitator?
  • Extract from : « The Republic » by Plato
  • Suppose now that by the light of the examples just offered we enquire who this imitator is?
  • Extract from : « The Republic » by Plato
  • It is demonstrable, however, that the Scotchman could not have been the imitator.
  • Extract from : « Leading Articles on Various Subjects » by Hugh Miller
  • The Sophist, then, has not real knowledge; he is only an imitator, or image-maker.
  • Extract from : « Sophist » by Plato
  • Such a rivalry is more characteristic of an imitator than of an original writer.
  • Extract from : « Symposium » by Plato
  • An imitator may preserve the usual phraseology of a writer better than he would himself.
  • Extract from : « Laws » by Plato
  • The point to be considered is whether these are the kind of parallels which would be the work of an imitator.
  • Extract from : « Laws » by Plato

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