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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 im·i·tate /ˈɪməˌtet/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Im·i·tate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Imitated p. pr. & vb. n. Imitating ]
 1. To follow as a pattern, model, or example; to copy or strive to copy, in acts, manners etc.
    Despise wealth and imitate a dog.   --Cowlay.
 2. To produce a semblance or likeness of, in form, character, color, qualities, conduct, manners, and the like; to counterfeit; to copy.
 A place picked out by choice of best alive
 The Nature's work by art can imitate.   --Spenser.
 This hand appeared a shining sword to weild,
 And that sustained an imitated shield.   --Dryden.
 3. Biol. To resemble (another species of animal, or a plant, or inanimate object) in form, color, ornamentation, or instinctive habits, so as to derive an advantage thereby; sa, when a harmless snake imitates a venomous one in color and manner, or when an odorless insect imitates, in color, one having secretion offensive to birds.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: reproduce someone's behavior or looks; "The mime imitated
           the passers-by"; "Children often copy their parents or
           older siblings" [syn: copy, simulate]
      2: appear like, as in behavior or appearance; "Life imitate
      3: make a reproduction or copy of