Translation of imitar in English:
verbo transitivo/transitive verb
- 1.1 [persona] (copiar) to copy, imitate; (para reírse) to do an impression of, mimic, take off (inglés británico/British English) [familiar/colloquial] se sentó y todos lo imitaron he sat down and everyone followed suit ¿la has visto imitar a la profesora? have you seen her doing her impression of the teacher o/or taking the teacher off? 1.2 [voz/gesto/estilo] to imitate; (para reírse) to imitate, mimic, take off (inglés británico/British English) [familiar/colloquial] te imita el acento a la perfección he imitates your accent perfectly había imitado la firma de su padre she had forged her father's signature 1.3 (tener el aspecto de) to simulate un revestimiento de plástico imitando azulejos a tile-effect plastic covering
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