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.

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