(Latin: copy, repeat, represent; repetition)

imitate (verb), imitates; imitated; imitating
1. To do, or to try to do, after the manner of someone else; to try to be the same as.
2. To mimic; counterfeit; such as, a tone of voice.
3. To make a copy, or reproduction of; to duplicate.
4. To use as a pattern or a model.
5. To assume the appearance of; to look like.
imitation (s) (noun), imitations (pl)
1. The act of something being done, or made in resemblance of something else; a likeness; also, a counterfeit; such as, an imitation of legal money.
2. In music, the repetition of a phrase, or subject, in another voice or a different key.
3. In biology, mimicry of an environment, or of another animal, plant, etc., for concealment or protection.
4. Etymology: from Old French imitacion; from Latin imitationem, imitatio, "imitation"; from imitari, "to copy, to portray, to imitate".

Related to Latin imago, from "artificial representation that looks like a person or thing", from Old French image, earlier imagene (11th century), from Latin imaginem, imago, "copy, statue, picture, idea, appearance"; from the stem of imitari "to copy, to imitate".

imitational (adjective), more imitational, most imitational
Made to resemble something else; usually, a superior material; such as, fur.
imitative (adjective), more imitative, most imitative
1. Inclined to resemble something with another form of duplication.
2. Formed after a copy or model; like an original.
3. Fictitious; a counterfeit.
4. In linguistics, designating a word that approximates a natural sound, such as, "buzz", "clink", or "swish".
imitatively (adverb), more imitatively, most imitatively
Characterized by copying and not being original, or modeled after something else.
imitativeness (s) (noun) (no plural)
1. A tendency to copy someone or something.
2. The reproduction of an original; especially, in an inferior manner.
imitator (s) (noun), imitators (pl)
1. Someone who copies the words, or behavior, of another person; such as, an impersonator.
2. Anyone who fraudulently assumes the appearance of another person; a copycat or an emulator.
inimitable (i NIM i tuh buhl) (adjective), more inimitable, most inimitable
1. Descriptive of something that is impossible to copy or to reproduce by another person in the same way; one of a kind: Latonya was an inimitable storyteller for children.

Athena excited the audience with a speech that was delivered in her own inimitable style.

2. Etymology: from Latin inimitabilis, "that which cannot be imitated"; from in-, "not" + imitabilis, "copy, represent".
A reference to being unique and incapable of being imitated.
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Matchless and one of a kind.
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