copy; take as an example or model
be or look like sth
"The mime imitated the passers-by"
"Children often copy their parents or older siblings"
"Life imitate art"
In the form and disposition of his..epistles, he imitated the younger Pliny.
Isn't it intolerable that a person whom we're told to imitate should go round spreading slander.
出自： E. M. Forster