imitate


imitate
1. III
1) imitate smb., smth. imitate one's father (great men, the impressionists, smb.'s style, smb.'s gestures, their behaviour, her voice, the cry of certain animals, etc.) подражать своему отцу и т. д., имитировать /копировать/ отца и т. д.; parrots imitate human speech (the sounds they hear) попугаи повторяют человеческую речь (звуки, которые они слышат); the drama imitates life эта драма imitate фотография жизни
2) imitate smth. imitate pearls (diamonds, silk, etc.) делать искусственный жемчуг и т. д.; imitate oak разделывать под дуб; wood painted to imitate stone дерево, покрашенное под камень; it is plastic to imitate leather это пластик, сделанный под кожу; insects imitate their surroundings насекомые подделываются под окружающую среду /обладают мимикрией/
2. IV
imitate smb., smth. in some manner imitate smb., smth. successfully (skilfully, carefully, effectively, consciously, etc.) успешно и т. д. подражать кому-л., чему-л. /имитировать, копировать кого-л., что-л./
3. XXI1
imitate smb., smth. in (with, to, etc.) smth. imitate jewelry in paste делать искусственные украшения [ под драгоценные камни] из глины; imitate a bird's cry with the lips свистом подражать крику птиц; he could imitate the teacher to the life он так точно копировал /имитировал/ учителя, что не отличишь

English-Russian dictionary of verb phrases. 2013.

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  • Imitate — Im i*tate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Imitated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Imitating}.] [L. imitatus, p. p. of imitari to imitate; of unknown origin. Cf. {Image}.] 1. To follow as a pattern, model, or example; to copy or strive to copy, in acts, manners etc.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • imitate — [im′i tāt΄] vt. imitated, imitating [< L imitatus, pp. of imitari, to imitate, akin to aemulus: see EMULATE] 1. to seek to follow the example of; take as one s model or pattern 2. to act the same as; impersonate; mimic 3. to reproduce in form …   English World dictionary

  • imitate — ► VERB 1) follow as a model. 2) copy (a person s speech or mannerisms), especially for comic effect. 3) reproduce; simulate: synthetic fabrics that imitate silk. DERIVATIVES imitable adjective imitator noun. ORIGIN Latin imitari, related to …   English terms dictionary

  • imitate — I verb adopt, caricature, copy, counterfeit, duplicate, echo, emulate, fabricate, fake, follow suit, forge, impersonate, match, mimic, mirror, parallel, parody, parrot, plagiarize, portray, pose, pretend, reflect, repeat, represent, reproduce,… …   Law dictionary

  • imitate — (v.) 1530s, a back formation from IMITATION (Cf. imitation) or imitator, or else from L. imitatus. Related: Imitated; imitating. An Old English word for this was æfterhyrigan …   Etymology dictionary

  • imitate — *copy, mimic, ape, mock Analogous words: impersonate (see ACT vb): simulate, feign, counterfeit (see ASSUME): caricature, burlesque, parody, travesty (see under CARICATURE n) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • imitate — has a derivative form imitable meaning ‘able to be imitated’ …   Modern English usage

  • imitate — [v] pretend to be; do an impression of act like, affect, ape, assume, be like, borrow, burlesque, carbon*, caricature, clone, copy, counterfeit, ditto*, do like*, do likewise, duplicate, echo, emulate, falsify, feign, follow, follow in footsteps* …   New thesaurus

  • imitate — 01. My friend can [imitate] the teacher s voice so well that if you don t see him when he s doing it, you think it is her. 02. There is an expression that says that [imitation] is the sincerest form of flattery. 03. Francois de La Rouchefoucauld… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • imitate — imitator, n. /im i tayt /, v.t., imitated, imitating. 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 …   Universalium

  • imitate — im|i|tate [ˈımıteıt] v [T] [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of imitari] 1.) to copy the way someone behaves, speaks, moves etc, especially in order to make people laugh ▪ She was a splendid mimic and loved to imitate Winston… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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