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verb [transitive] imitate pronunciation in British English /ˈɪmɪteɪt/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleimitating
past tenseimitated
past participleimitated
  1. 1
    to copy something

    Italian ice cream is imitated all over the world.

  2. 2
    to copy someone’s actions, words, or behaviour, often in order to make people laugh

    Stop that, now!’ he said, imitating his father.



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