verb (used with object), aped, ap·ing.
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OTHER WORDS FROM apeape·like, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for aping
His first recordings were a classic case of trying too hard, aping the Bluebird beat.The Stacks: How Leonard Chess Helped Make Muddy Waters|Alex Belth|August 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
President Obama, helping us beat back China by aping China.
And, aping my mode of life, would you fain live in solitary seclusion, hostilely isolated from that multitude?On the Future of our Educational Institutions|Friedrich Nietzsche
The usual meaning of the word to the Greek, as to the modern, seems to be little more than an aping or mimicking.Rhetoric and Poetry in the Renaissance|Donald Lemen Clark
Young men did not wear them, but some of the older people thought leaving them off was aping youthfulness.A Little Girl in Old Boston|Amanda Millie Douglas
I thought you were a stickler for people keeping to their own station, and not aping their betters!A Charming Fellow, Volume III (of 3)|Frances Eleanor Trollope
No, she is just the same: aping youth, with the desire to conceal age.An Unwilling Maid|Jeanie Gould Lincoln