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1. copy

noun. ['ˈkɑːpi'] a thing made to be similar or identical to another thing.

Synonyms

  • toy
  • replication
  • modification
  • carbon
  • quadruplicate
  • carbon copy
  • duplication
  • imitation
  • replica
  • photocopy
  • representation
  • knockoff
  • casting
  • reproduction
  • xerox
  • duplicate
  • print
  • anamorphism
  • facsimile
  • triplicate
  • miniature
  • clone
  • cast
  • anamorphosis
  • autotype

Antonyms

  • refrain
  • birth
  • decrease
  • increase

Etymology

  • copie (French)
  • copia (Latin)

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Rhymes with Copy

  • topkapi
  • jalopy
  • sloppy
  • groppy
  • gloppy
  • floppy
  • poppy
  • kopy
  • choppy

How do you pronounce copy?

Pronounce copy as ˈkɑpi.

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Sentences with copy


1. Noun, singular or mass
Banks will need a copy of the probated will in order to set up the current account.

2. Verb, base form
Click at the beginning of the passage you'd like to copy.

3. Verb, 3rd person singular present
When you find it, copy it to your Desktop or Documents.

4. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Using your existing deed as a guide, copy all of the appropriate information onto the new deed.

Quotes about copy


1. I would say just start writing. You've got to write every day. Copy someone that you like if you think that perhaps could become your sound, too. I did that with Hemingway, and I thought I was writing just like Hemingway. Then all of a sudden it occurred to me - he didn't have a sense of humor. I don't know anything he's written that's funny.
- Elmore Leonard

2. Microsoft has had two goals in the last 10 years. One was to copy the Mac, and the other was to copy Lotus' success in the spreadsheet - basically, the applications business. And over the course of the last 10 years, Microsoft accomplished both of those goals. And now they are completely lost.
- Steve Jobs

3. An original artist is unable to copy. So he has only to copy in order to be original.
- Jean Cocteau

2. copy

noun. ['ˈkɑːpi'] a reproduction of a written record (e.g. of a legal or school record).

Synonyms

  • transcript
  • written account

Antonyms

  • formalism
  • natural
  • inactivity

Etymology

  • copie (French)
  • copia (Latin)

3. copy

verb. ['ˈkɑːpi'] copy down as is.

Synonyms

  • recopy
  • write

Antonyms

  • nonimitative
  • arrive
  • dress

Etymology

  • copie (French)
  • copia (Latin)

4. copy

verb. ['ˈkɑːpi'] reproduce someone's behavior or looks.

Synonyms

  • pattern
  • conform to
  • simulate
  • model
  • take after
  • follow
  • imitate
  • emulate
  • mock
  • mimic
  • take off
  • mime

Antonyms

  • precede
  • disobey
  • disoblige
  • predate

Etymology

  • copie (French)
  • copia (Latin)

5. copy

noun. ['ˈkɑːpi'] matter to be printed; exclusive of graphical materials.

Synonyms

  • text
  • fair copy
  • written matter
  • dump
  • filler

Antonyms

  • deceleration
  • death
  • tightening
  • loosening

Etymology

  • copie (French)
  • copia (Latin)

6. copy

verb. ['ˈkɑːpi'] reproduce or make an exact copy of.

Synonyms

  • repeat
  • duplicate
  • reduplicate
  • replicate

Antonyms

  • stay in place
  • fall short of
  • violate
  • follower

Etymology

  • copie (French)
  • copia (Latin)

7. copy

noun. ['ˈkɑːpi'] material suitable for a journalistic account.

Synonyms

  • news media
  • material

Antonyms

  • disagree
  • mismatched
  • different

Etymology

  • copie (French)
  • copia (Latin)

8. copy

verb. ['ˈkɑːpi'] make a replica of.

Synonyms

  • mimeograph
  • roneo
  • make
  • mimeo
  • hectograph
  • re-create
  • imitate
  • back up
  • clone
  • create
  • trace

Antonyms

  • unavailability
  • katamorphism
  • big
  • large

Etymology

  • copie (French)
  • copia (Latin)
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