Definition Of imitate
take or follow as a model.
his style was imitated by many other writers
Example Of imitate
A whole host of less able imitators have followed in Italy, many of whom have abandoned the richness of their original local wines.
Although he could not read music, he had a keen ear and often imitated the styles of other musicians.
And also, importantly, that it does not merely imitate existing models, but itself becomes the example that all others will follow.
Are the arts condemned, in short, whatever fertility one attributes to their techniques, to the eternal monotony of imitating the first models?
Art that merely imitated nature - portraits, landscapes, still lifes, and genre scenes - was secondary.