pattern - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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present tense
present participlepatterning
past tensepatterned
past participlepatterned
  1. 1
    to make a pattern on something, for example cloth
  2. 2
    [usually passive] to make something so that it is similar to another thing
    be patterned on/after something:

    modern housing developments patterned on 19th-century villages