Adjective "imitating" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


Take or follow as a model.
  1. 'However, Carter never merely imitated, and he produced work of very high finish.'
  2. 'While handing over the charter to the President, the students were conscious of the fact that the youth imitated their role models in films and therefore sensitising film actors and directors was the most apt thing to do.'
  3. 'In other words, art is simply imitating life and by analyzing pop culture we get a bearing on society.'
  4. 'Although he could not read music, he had a keen ear and often imitated the styles of other musicians.'
  5. 'The Chicago model was imitated or at least adapted elsewhere.'
  6. 'I was kind of angry, but also proud that my work had been imitated so closely.'
  7. 'The styles and ideas of the previous century were imitated by many artists of lesser quality.'
  8. 'The company is providing a business model widely imitated by other corporations, especially its competitors.'
  9. 'Are the arts condemned, in short, whatever fertility one attributes to their techniques, to the eternal monotony of imitating the first models?'
  10. 'For children are what we make them, and however much we lecture them they'll imitate a role model of their choice, be it a favourite sports personality, pop artist, TV soap star, or film actor.'
  11. 'When he graduates with a BA, he's already talking like a doctor, imitates doctors' mannerisms, and has developed a bedside manner - all before he even gets to medical school.'
  12. 'Timmy then promptly began imitating a blonde model, screaming and fluttering his eyelashes.'
  13. 'In contrast to common chimps, at six months of age Kanzi engaged in much vocal babbling and seemed to be trying to imitate human speech.'
  14. 'There is nothing wrong in imitating mannerisms found in every human being.'
  15. 'As children witness these behaviors, they sometimes imitate what they have experienced or observed.'
  16. 'In his defence, he claimed that he was merely imitating the film's hero.'
  17. 'The mere simplicity of the film is appealing, and some of the awkward, unsteady dialogue seems to imitate the conversations that can be found in real life coffee shops.'
  18. 'The way I speak is normal to me, but I will attempt to imitate your speech.'
  19. 'He spoke slowly and clearly in his Elneside dialect, instead of imitating the speech of the easterners as he often did now in order to be easily understood.'
  20. 'Since her very early childhood, she has been addicted to elocution, imitating the voices and expressions of other people.'
  21. 'synthetic fabrics can now imitate everything from silk to rubber'
  22. 'But some simulations imitate real people and economies more closely than others, just as some physics models produce more authentic collisions.'
  23. 'They learn from doing, from a simulated experience that very closely imitates real life scenarios.'
  24. 'At its most basic, a paramilitary group was structured to resemble or imitate a command or military organization.'
  25. 'However, mountain chalets (country houses) built by city-dwellers as vacation homes often imitate the older rural styles.'

More definitions

1. to follow or endeavor to follow as a model or example: to imitate an author's style; to imitate an older brother.

2. to mimic; impersonate: The students imitated the teacher behind her back.

3. to make a copy of; reproduce closely.

4. to have or assume the appearance of; simulate; resemble.

More examples(as adjective)

"soccers can be imitating."

"peers can be imitating."

"cities can be imitating."

"attacks can be imitating."


(imitate)Mid 16th century: from Latin imitat- ‘copied’, from the verb imitari; related to imago ‘image’.