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1. Any of various tailless Old World primates of the superfamily Hominoidea, including the gibbons, orangutans, gorillas, chimpanzees, and humans.
2. Any of various members of this superfamily bearing fur and usually living in the wild, especially orangutans, gorillas, and chimpanzees, in contrast to humans. Not in scientific use.
3. A tailed primate such as a monkey. Not in scientific use.
4. A mimic or imitator.
5. Informal A clumsy or boorish person.
tr.v. aped, ap·ing, apes
To imitate or mimic, especially in a thoughtless or inept way. See Synonyms at imitate.
go ape Informal
To become wildly excited or angry: went ape at the party; went ape when she saw the parking ticket.

[Middle English, from Old English apa.]

ap′er n.


a person who apes, a mimic
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aper - someone who copies the words or behavior of anotheraper - someone who copies the words or behavior of another
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
epigon, epigone - an inferior imitator of some distinguished writer or artist of musician
parrot - a copycat who does not understand the words or acts being imitated
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Brig Gen Apere goes on: "Women are taken into the bush and a lot of people lose their lives when the terrorists take over the villages.
[E]t si quis eam domum partemue quam quis [e]x [ea] euicerit, q(uo) m(inus) Andueia Batonis e(iue) a(d) q(uem) e(a) r(es) p(ertinebit) h(abere) p(ossidere) u(su) c(apere) r(ecte) l(iceat), <tum quantum id erit> qu[o]d ita licitum n[o]n erit, t(antam) p(ecuniam) r(ecte) d(ari) f(ide) r(ogauit) Andueia Batonis, <d(ari)> fide promisit Veturius Valens.
Pero para contar con un mejor nivel de recoleccion (:le informacion de inteligencia se necesitan recursos humanos; es decir, personal que apere y vigile a los narcotraficantes", enfatiza.
For as Ulpianus reporteth in his Pandectes, it is all one, a thynge not to be, and not to apere to the commen use." (51) As Trevor Ross notes, light "symbolizes for Bale ...
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Me mervellyt sore pey be nat here, But I woll restyn in pis erbyre, Amons thes bamys precyus of prysse, Tyll som lovyr wol apere That me is wont to halse and kysse.
Kobi: Bona batho bao o ba seditsego kudu, ba tla be ba fetogile dimumu mohla ke alogago, ke boa ke apere roko ye ntsho ya thuto (Puleng, 1994:23).
She decides to sleep "Tyll som lovyr wol apere // That me is wont to halse and kysse" (MM: 11.