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"imitate" in British English

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imitateverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈɪm.ɪ.teɪt/
(Definition of imitate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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imitateverb [T]

 us   /ˈɪm·ɪˌteɪt/
to ​copy someone’s ​speech or ​behavior, or to ​copy something as a ​model: My four-year-old ​daughter is always ​trying to imitate her ​oldersister. He imitated her ​accentperfectly.
(Definition of imitate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “imitate”
in Korean 흉내내다…
in Arabic يُقَلِّد…
in Malaysian meniru…
in French imiter…
in Russian подражать, копировать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 模仿, 仿效…
in Italian imitare…
in Turkish taklit etmek, örnek almak, benzemeye çalışmak…
in Polish naśladować, imitować…
in Spanish imitar…
in Vietnamese bắt chước…
in Portuguese imitar…
in Thai เลียนแบบ…
in German nachahmen…
in Catalan imitar…
in Japanese ~をまねる…
in Chinese (Simplified) 模仿, 仿效…
in Indonesian meniru…
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