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1. imitate

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

Synonyms

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

Antonyms

  • follower
  • unworthy
  • stay in place
  • precede

Etymology

  • imitatus (Latin)

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Rhymes with Imitate

  • acetate
  • agitate
  • allstate
  • amputate
  • annotate
  • cogitate
  • corestate
  • debilitate
  • decapitate
  • devastate
  • dictate
  • downstate
  • facilitate
  • felicitate
  • gestate
  • gravitate
  • hesitate
  • homestate
  • incapacitate
  • irritate

How do you pronounce imitate?

Pronounce imitate as ˈɪməˌteɪt.

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How do you spell imitate? Is it immitate ?

A common misspelling of imitate is immitate

Sentences with imitate


1. Verb, base form
Onomatopoeia occurs when a word attempts to imitate the sound that it is describing.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Words that imitate their actions are also considered onomatopoeia, such as the word "popcorn."

Quotes about imitate


1. I don't want life to imitate art. I want life to be art.
- Ernst Fischer

2. The mission of art is to represent nature not to imitate her.
- William Morris Hunt

3. Immature artists imitate. Mature artists steal.
- Lionel Trilling

2. imitate

verb. ['ˈɪməˌteɪt'] appear like, as in behavior or appearance.

Synonyms

  • emulate
  • follow suit
  • resemble

Antonyms

  • disoblige
  • predate
  • genuine
  • nonimitative

Etymology

  • imitatus (Latin)

3. imitate

verb. ['ˈɪməˌteɪt'] make a reproduction or copy of.

Synonyms

  • re-create

Antonyms

  • disagree
  • fall short of

Etymology

  • imitatus (Latin)
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