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Definition of Imitate


  1. To follow as a pattern, model, or example; to copy or strive to copy, in acts, manners etc.
  2. To produce a semblance or likeness of, in form, character, color, qualities, conduct, manners, and the like; to counterfeit; to copy.
  3. 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.

Imitate Quotations

Do something wonderful, people may imitate it. - Albert Schweitzer
Do something wonderful, people may imitate it.
Albert Schweitzer

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.

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

Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.
Salvador Dali
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Imitate Translations

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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