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mim·ic

 (mĭm′ĭk)
tr.v. mim·icked, mim·ick·ing, mim·ics
1.
a. To copy or imitate closely, especially in speech, expression, and gesture: a girl who naturally mimics her older sister.
b. To copy or imitate so as to ridicule; mock: always mimicking the boss. See Synonyms at imitate.
2. To reproduce or simulate: "Scientists figured out how to mimic conditions in the bowels of the earth and began fabricating ... synthetic diamonds" (Natalie Angier).
3.
a. To resemble by biological mimicry: an insect that mimics a twig.
b. To have a similar structure, action, or effect as: a drug that mimics a compound in the body.
c. To produce symptoms like those of (a disease).
d. To produce (symptoms) like those produced by a different disease.
n.
One that imitates, especially:
a. One who copies or mimics others, as for amusement.
b. One who practices the art of mime.
c. An organism that resembles another by mimicry.
d. A chemical having a structure, action, or effect like that of another.
e. A disease or disorder producing symptoms like those of another.
adj.
1. Relating to or characteristic of a mimic or mimicry.
2. Make-believe; mock: a mimic battle.

[From Latin mīmicus, mimic, from Greek mīmikos, from mīmos, imitator, mime.]

mim′ick·er n.

mimic

(ˈmɪmɪk)
vb (tr) , -ics, -icking or -icked
1. to imitate (a person, a manner, etc), esp for satirical effect; ape: known mainly for his ability to mimic other singers.
2. to take on the appearance of; resemble closely: certain flies mimic wasps.
3. to copy closely or in a servile manner
n
4. a person or an animal, such as a parrot, that is clever at mimicking
5. (Zoology) an animal that displays mimicry
adj
6. of, relating to, or using mimicry; imitative
7. simulated, make-believe, or mock
[C16: from Latin mīmicus, from Greek mimikos, from mimos mime]
ˈmimicker n

mim•ic

(ˈmɪm ɪk)

v. -icked, -ick•ing,
n., adj. v.t.
1. to imitate or copy in action, speech, etc., often playfully or derisively.
2. to imitate in a servile or unthinking way.
3. to be an imitation of; simulate; resemble closely.
n.
4. a person or thing that mimics, esp. a performer skilled at mimicking others.
5. a copy or imitation of something.
6. a performer in a mime.
adj.
7. imitating or copying something, often on a smaller scale: a mimic battle.
8. apt at or given to imitating; imitative.
[1580–90; < Latin < Greek mīmikós]
mim′ick•er, n.

mimic


Past participle: mimicked
Gerund: mimicking

Imperative
mimic
mimic
Present
I mimic
you mimic
he/she/it mimics
we mimic
you mimic
they mimic
Preterite
I mimicked
you mimicked
he/she/it mimicked
we mimicked
you mimicked
they mimicked
Present Continuous
I am mimicking
you are mimicking
he/she/it is mimicking
we are mimicking
you are mimicking
they are mimicking
Present Perfect
I have mimicked
you have mimicked
he/she/it has mimicked
we have mimicked
you have mimicked
they have mimicked
Past Continuous
I was mimicking
you were mimicking
he/she/it was mimicking
we were mimicking
you were mimicking
they were mimicking
Past Perfect
I had mimicked
you had mimicked
he/she/it had mimicked
we had mimicked
you had mimicked
they had mimicked
Future
I will mimic
you will mimic
he/she/it will mimic
we will mimic
you will mimic
they will mimic
Future Perfect
I will have mimicked
you will have mimicked
he/she/it will have mimicked
we will have mimicked
you will have mimicked
they will have mimicked
Future Continuous
I will be mimicking
you will be mimicking
he/she/it will be mimicking
we will be mimicking
you will be mimicking
they will be mimicking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been mimicking
you have been mimicking
he/she/it has been mimicking
we have been mimicking
you have been mimicking
they have been mimicking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been mimicking
you will have been mimicking
he/she/it will have been mimicking
we will have been mimicking
you will have been mimicking
they will have been mimicking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been mimicking
you had been mimicking
he/she/it had been mimicking
we had been mimicking
you had been mimicking
they had been mimicking
Conditional
I would mimic
you would mimic
he/she/it would mimic
we would mimic
you would mimic
they would mimic
Past Conditional
I would have mimicked
you would have mimicked
he/she/it would have mimicked
we would have mimicked
you would have mimicked
they would have mimicked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mimic - someone who mimics (especially an actor or actress)mimic - someone who mimics (especially an actor or actress)
imitator, impersonator - someone who (fraudulently) assumes the appearance of another
Verb1.mimic - imitate (a person or manner), especially for satirical effect; "The actor mimicked the President very accurately"
imitate, simulate, copy - reproduce someone's behavior or looks; "The mime imitated the passers-by"; "Children often copy their parents or older siblings"
Adj.1.mimic - constituting an imitationmimic - constituting an imitation; "the mimic warfare of the opera stage"- Archibald Alison
imitative - marked by or given to imitation; "acting is an imitative art"; "man is an imitative being"

mimic

verb
1. imitate, do (informal), take off (informal), ape, parody, caricature, impersonate He could mimic anybody, reducing his friends to helpless laughter.
2. resemble, look like, mirror, echo, simulate, take on the appearance of Don't try to mimic anybody. Just be yourself.
noun
1. imitator, impressionist, copycat (informal), impersonator, caricaturist, parodist, parrot He's a very good mimic.

mimic

verb
1. To copy (another) slavishly:
2. To copy (the manner or expression of another), especially in an exaggerated or mocking way:
noun
1. A performer skilled at copying the manner or expression of another:
2. One who mindlessly imitates another:
Translations
مُقَلِّديُحَاكِييُقَلِّد
napodobitnapodobitel-ka
efterlignemimikerparodiereparodist
matkia
oponašati
eftirhermaherma/líkja eftir
物まねをする
흉내내다
mėgdžiotimėgdžiotojasmimikrija
atdarinātatdarinātājsparodētparodētājs
napodobňovateľ
posnematiposnemovalec
imitera
ล้อเลียน
taklidini yapmaktaklit etmektaklitçi
bắt chước

mimic

[ˈmɪmɪk]
A. Nmímico/a m/f
B. VTimitar, remedar

mimic

[ˈmɪmɪk]
nimitateur/trice m/f
vt
[+ person, animal, accent] → imiter
He mimicked her upper-class accent → Il imitait son accent huppé.
birds which he taught me to mimic → des oiseaux qu'il m'a appris à imiter
(= do the same thing as) → imiter

mimic

nImitator(in) m(f); he’s a very good mimicer kann sehr gut Geräusche/andere Leute nachahmen or -machen
vtnachahmen or -machen; (= ridicule)nachäffen

mimic

[ˈmɪmɪk]
1. nimitatore/trice
2. vt (subj, comedian) → imitare; (000, animal, person) → scimmiottare

mimic

(ˈmimik) past tense, past participle ˈmimicked verb
to imitate (someone or something), especially with the intention of making him or it appear ridiculous or funny. The comedian mimicked the Prime Minister's way of speaking.
noun
a person who mimics. Children are often good mimics.
ˈmimicry noun

mimic

يُحَاكِي napodobit efterligne nachahmen μιμούμαι imitar matkia imiter oponašati imitare 物まねをする 흉내내다 nabootsen imitere imitator imitar передразнивать imitera ล้อเลียน taklit etmek bắt chước 模仿

mimic

vt (pret & pp -icked; ger -icking) imitar
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