Imitate

Definition of Imitate

Im´i`tate
v. t.1.To follow as a pattern, model, or example; to copy or strive to copy, in acts, manners etc.
[imp. & p. p. Imitated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Imitating .]
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.

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