Verb > Imitate

Verb > Imitate

(+ object)

1 : to make or do something the same way as (something else)

Their competitors soon imitated (=copied) the idea.

Her style has been imitated by many other writers.

2 a : to do the same thing as (someone)

She’s always imitating (=copying) her older sister.

2 b : to copy (someone’s or something’s behavior, sound, appearance, etc.)

He’s very good at imitating his father’s voice.

She can imitate the calls of many different birds.

imitator noun, plural imitators (count)

His style of directing has spawned/inspired a number of imitators.