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English definition of “imitate”

imitate

verb [T]     /ˈɪm.ɪ.teɪt/
C1 to behave in a similar way to someone or something else, or to copy the speech or behaviour, etc. of someone or something: Some of the younger pop bands try to imitate their musical heroes from the past. They produce artificial chemicals which exactly imitate particular natural ones.Copying and copiesForgery
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