Roget category 191. Words expressing abstract relations
› 1.2. Relation
›› 1.2.3. Partial relation
mockery, mimicry — simulation, impersonation, personation — representation etc. 554 — semblance — copy etc. 21 — assimilation.
paraphrase, parody, take-off, lampoon, caricature etc. 21.
plagiarism — forgery, counterfeit etc. (falsehood) 544 — celluloid.
imitator, echo, cuckoo†, parrot, ape, monkey, mocking bird, mime — copyist, copycat — plagiarist, pirate.
mock, take off, mimic, ape, simulate, impersonate, personate — act etc. (drama) 599 — represent etc. 554 — counterfeit, parody, travesty, caricature, lampoon, burlesque.
follow in the steps of, tread in the steps, follow in the footsteps of, follow in the wake of — take pattern by — follow suit, follow the example of — walk in the shoes of, take a leaf out of another's book, strike in with, follow suit — take after, model after — emulate.
paraphrastic — literal — imitative — secondhand — imitable — aping, apish, mimicking.
to the letter,
totidem verbis [Lat.],
word for word,
mot a mot [Fr.] —
like master like man —"
like - but oh! how different! "
genius borrows nobly"
pursuing echoes calling 'mong the rocks"
quotation confesses inferiority"
Imitation is the sincerest form of Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
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Bold numbers signify related Roget categories. A dagger symbol (†) indicates archaic words and expressions no longer in common use.
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