To follow as a pattern, model, or example; to copy or strive to copy, in acts, manners etc.
To produce a semblance or likeness of, in form, character, color, qualities, conduct, manners, and the like; to counterfeit; to copy.
To resemble (another species of animal, or a plant, or inanimate object) in form, color, ornamentation, or instinctive habits, so as to derive an advantage thereby; sa, when a harmless snake imitates a venomous one in color and manner, or when an odorless insect imitates, in color, one having secretion offensive to birds.
If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself. Confucius
The whole commerce between master and slave is a perpetual exercise of the most boisterous passions, the most unremitting despotism on the one part, and degrading submissions on the other. Our children see this, and learn to imitate it. Thomas Jefferson
A return to first principles in a republic is sometimes caused by the simple virtues of one man. His good example has such an influence that the good men strive to imitate him, and the wicked are ashamed to lead a life so contrary to his example. Niccolo Machiavelli
Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them. James A. Baldwin
imitate in Danish is efterligne
imitate in Dutch is imiteren, nabootsen, nadoen
imitate in French is copier, imitent, imitez, imitons, imiter
imitate in German is nachahmen, imitiere, imitieren
imitate in Italian is imitare
imitate in Latin is reddo
imitate in Norwegian is etterligne
imitate in Spanish is imitar
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