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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Imitate \Im"i*tate\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Imitated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Imitating}.] [L. imitatus, p. p. of imitari to imitate; of unknown origin. Cf. {Image}.]

1. To follow as a pattern, model, or example; to copy or strive to copy, in acts, manners etc.

Despise wealth and imitate a dog. --Cowlay.

2. To produce a semblance or likeness of, in form, character, color, qualities, conduct, manners, and the like; to counterfeit; to copy.

A place picked out by choice of best alive The Nature's work by art can imitate. --Spenser.

This hand appeared a shining sword to weild, And that sustained an imitated shield. --Dryden.

3. (Biol.) 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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

imitate

verb

1: reproduce someone's behavior or looks; "The mime imitated the passers-by"; "Children often copy their parents or older siblings" [syn: {imitate}, {copy}, {simulate}]

2: appear like, as in behavior or appearance; "Life imitate art"

3: make a reproduction or copy of


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