Definition of imitator in English:

imitator

noun

  • Someone who copies the behaviour or actions of another.

    ‘the show's success has sparked off many imitators’
    • ‘He's too original to be a mere imitator, too irreverent for a disciple.’
    • ‘A whole host of less able imitators have followed in Italy, many of whom have abandoned the richness of their original local wines.’
    • ‘It was thought the picture, which shows gondoliers and sailors at work in 18th century Venice, was a copy by an imitator or student of the artist and had been valued at no more than £5,000.’
    • ‘He was prolific - his signature is known on more than 50 vases - and inspired many pupils and imitators.’
    • ‘Engage in continuous research, knowing that if you're successful, imitators are sure to follow.’
    copier, copyist, emulator, follower, mimic, plagiarist, ape, parrot, echo
    impersonator, impressionist, mimicker
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Pronunciation

imitator

/ˈɪmɪteɪtə/