imitate

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From Latin imitatus, past participle of imitari (to copy, portray, imitate).

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imitate (third-person singular simple present imitates, present participle imitating, simple past and past participle imitated)

  1. To follow as a model or a pattern; to make a copy, counterpart or semblance of.
    • 1870, Shirley Hibberd, Rustic Adornments for Homes of Taste (page 170)
      Another bird quickly learned to imitate the song of a canary that was mated with it, but as the parrakeet improved in the performance the canary degenerated, and came at last to mingle the other bird's harsh chitterings with its own proper music.
  2. To copy.

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Verb[edit]

imitate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of imitare
  2. second-person plural imperative of imitare
  3. feminine plural of imitato

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Participle[edit]

imitāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of imitātus