(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. mime, imitate, impersonate; ape, copy; mock. See imitation, drama.
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. mime, impersonator, comedian; see actor 1 , imitator .
1. [To imitate]
Syn. copy, simulate, impersonate; see imitate 2 .
2. [To mock]
Syn. make fun of, burlesque, caricature; see parody , ridicule .
See Synonym Study at imitate .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
impersonator, imitator, mime, caricaturist, pantomimist, *copycat, ape, parrot.
impersonate, imitate, mime, caricature, pantomime, copy, ape, parrot, burlesque, parody, mock.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To copy (another) slavishly: echo, image, imitate, mirror, parrot, reflect, repeat. See SAME. 2. To copy (the manner or expression of another), especially in an exaggerated or mocking way: ape, burlesque, caricature, imitate, mock, parody, travesty. Idiom: do a takeoff on. See SAME. II noun 1. A performer skilled at copying the manner or expression of another: impersonator, mime. See PERFORMING ARTS, SAME. 2. One who mindlessly imitates another: echo, imitator, parrot. See SAME.

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