Another word for imitate
imitate copy mimic ape parody simulateSearch Thesaurus
These verbs mean to follow something or someone taken as a model. To imitate is to act like or follow a pattern or style set by another: “Art imitates Nature” (Richard Franck). To copy is to duplicate an original as precisely as possible: “His grandfather had spent a laborious life-time in Rome, copying the Old Masters for a generation which lacked the facile resource of the camera” (Edith Wharton). To mimic is to make a close imitation, often with an intent to ridicule: “fresh carved cedar, mimicking a glade/Of palm and plaintain” (John Keats). To ape is to follow another's lead slavishly but often with an absurd result: “Those [superior] states of mind do not come from aping an alien culture” (John Russell). To parody is either to imitate with comic effect or to attempt a serious imitation and fail: “All these peculiarities [of Samuel Johnson's literary style] have been imitated by his admirers and parodied by his assailants” (Thomas Macaulay). To simulate is to feign or falsely assume the appearance or character of something: “I … lay there simulating death” (W.H. Hudson).
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To take as a model or make conform to a model:copy, emulate, follow, model (on, upon, or after), pattern (on, upon, or after). Idioms: follow in the footsteps of, follow suit, follow the example of. See same
To copy (the manner or expression of another), especially in an exaggerated or mocking way:ape, burlesque, caricature, mimic, mock, parody, travesty. Idiom: do a takeoff on. See same
To copy (another) slavishly:echo, image, mimic, mirror, parrot, reflect, repeat. See same
To make a copy of:copy, duplicate, replicate, reproduce, simulate. See same