model on - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theymodel on
he/she/itmodels on
present participlemodelling on
past tensemodelled on
past participlemodelled on

or model upon

or model after American

  1. [often passive] model something on something to copy a way of doing something or a system

    Their economic structure is closely modelled on the British system.

    1. a.
      model yourself on someone to copy the way that someone behaves because you admire them
See also main entry: model