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imitation

Roget category 19

1. Words expressing abstract relations
1.2. Relation
›› 1.2.3. Partial relation

#19. Imitation

noun

imitationcopying etc. v. — transcriptionrepetition, duplication, reduplication quotationreproductionmimeograph, xerox, facsimilereprint, offprint.
mockery, mimicrysimulation, impersonation, personationrepresentation etc. 554semblancecopy etc. 21assimilation.
paraphrase, parody, take-off, lampoon, caricature etc. 21.
plagiarismforgery, counterfeit etc. (falsehood) 544celluloid.
imitator, echo, cuckoo, parrot, ape, monkey, mocking bird, mimecopyist, copycatplagiarist, pirate.

verb

imitate, copy, mirror, reflect, reproduce, repeatdo like, echo, reecho, catchtranscribematch, parallel.
mock, take off, mimic, ape, simulate, impersonate, personateact etc. (drama) 599represent etc. 554counterfeit, parody, travesty, caricature, lampoon, burlesque.
follow in the steps of, tread in the steps, follow in the footsteps of, follow in the wake oftake pattern byfollow suit, follow the example ofwalk in the shoes of, take a leaf out of another's book, strike in with, follow suittake after, model afteremulate.

adjective

imitated etc. v. — mock, mimicmodelled after, molded on.
paraphrasticliteralimitativesecondhandimitableaping, apish, mimicking.

adverb

literally, to the letter, verbatim, literatim [Lat.], sic, totidem verbis [Lat.], word for word, mot a mot [Fr.]exactly, precisely.

phrase

like master like man —" like - but oh! how different! " [Wordsworth]; genius borrows nobly" [Emerson]; pursuing echoes calling 'mong the rocks" [A. Coles]; quotation confesses inferiority" [Emerson]; Imitation is the sincerest form of Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
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