verb (used with object), im·i·tat·ed, im·i·tat·ing.
- imipramine hydrochloride,
- imitation doublet,
- imitation is the sincerest form of flattery,
- imitative magic
Origin of imitate
Examples from the Web for imitating
He was imitating life and he had these tremendous insights over a huge range.Mel Brooks Is Always Funny and Often Wise in This 1975 Playboy Interview|Alex Belth|February 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And Putin, to his great delight, got to revel in imitating a Cold War giant.
When you have one anxious child, the siblings are likely to act out in some way, either by imitating the anxiety or getting angry.
If Proust can change your life, then will imitating the queen make you happy?9 Best Life Lessons From ‘How the Queen Can Make You Happy’|Tom Sykes|September 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In addition to helping us power our cars, imitating sharks could lead to swifter ships and more advanced underwater sensors.
About fifty ladies on horseback rode back and forth over the field, on the flanks of the troops, imitating their evolutions.Peter Parley's Own Story|Samuel G. Goodrich
"I 'll stay," said I, imitating his own laconic way; and no more was said.A Day's Ride|Charles James Lever
All means are justifiable so long as one succeeds in imitating life.Garrick's Pupil|Auguston Filon
On my imitating their chirp one fluttered down, and attempted to alight on my horse's ears.Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia|Thomas Mitchell
A third example given by Holme is named the “short-bob,” and is a plain peruke, imitating a natural head of hair.England in the Days of Old|William Andrews
Word Origin for imitate
1530s, a back-formation from imitation or imitator, or else from Latin imitatus. Related: Imitated; imitating. An Old English word for this was æfterhyrigan.