One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘she mimicked his broad northern accent’
imitate, copy, impersonate, do an impression of, take off, do an impersonation of, do, ape, caricature, mock, make fun of, parody, satirize, lampoon, burlesque, travesty
informal send up, spoof
2‘most hoverflies are patterned so as to mimic bees and wasps’
resemble, look like, have on the appearance of, take on the appearance of, simulate, mirror, echo
North American informal make like
1‘he had a dry wit and was a superb mimic’
impersonator, impressionist, imitator, mimicker
parodist, caricaturist, lampooner, lampoonist
archaic ape, zany
1‘they were waging mimic war’
simulated, mock, imitation, make-believe, sham, imitative, mimetic
informal pretend, copycat
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