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Someone who copies the behaviour or actions of another:‘the show's success has sparked off many imitators’
copier, copyist, emulator, follower, mimic, plagiarist, ape, parrot, echoimpersonator, impressionist, mimickerView synonyms
- ‘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.’
- ‘He's too original to be a mere imitator, too irreverent for a disciple.’
- ‘Engage in continuous research, knowing that if you're successful, imitators are sure to follow.’
- ‘A whole host of less able imitators have followed in Italy, many of whom have abandoned the richness of their original local wines.’
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