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Imitate vs. Repeat

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Imitateverb

To follow as a model or a pattern; to make a copy, counterpart or semblance of.

Repeatverb

(transitive) To do or say again (and again).

‘The scientists repeated the experiment in order to confirm the result.’;

Imitateverb

To follow as a pattern, model, or example; to copy or strive to copy, in acts, manners etc.

‘Despise wealth and imitate a dog.’;

Repeatverb

(intransitive) To happen again; recur.

Imitateverb

To produce a semblance or likeness of, in form, character, color, qualities, conduct, manners, and the like; to counterfeit; to copy.

‘A place picked out by choice of best aliveThe Nature's work by art can imitate.’; ‘This hand appeared a shining sword to weild,And that sustained an imitated shield.’;

Repeatverb

(transitive) To echo the words of (a person).

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Imitateverb

To resemble (another species of animal, or a plant, or inanimate object) in form, color, ornamentation, or instinctive habits, so as to derive an advantage thereby; sa, when a harmless snake imitates a venomous one in color and manner, or when an odorless insect imitates, in color, one having secretion offensive to birds.

Repeatverb

(intransitive) To strike the hours, as a watch does.

Imitateverb

reproduce someone's behavior or looks;

‘The mime imitated the passers-by’; ‘Children often copy their parents or older siblings’;

Repeatverb

(obsolete) To make trial of again; to undergo or encounter again.

Imitateverb

appear like, as in behavior or appearance;

‘Life imitate art’;

Repeatverb

To repay or refund (an excess received).

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Imitateverb

make a reproduction or copy of

Repeatverb

(procedure word, military) To call in a previous artillery fire mission with the same ammunition and method either on the coordinates or adjusted either because destruction of the target was insufficient or missed.

‘Add 100, left 50. Repeat, over.’; ‘Use "say again" instead of repeat on the radio. Repeat will bring in artillery fire.’;

Repeatnoun

An iteration; a repetition.

‘We gave up after the third repeat because it got boring.’;

Repeatnoun

A television program shown after its initial presentation; a rerun.

Repeatnoun

A pattern of nucleic acids that occur in multiple copies throughout a genome (or of amino acids in a protein).

Repeatnoun

(music) A mark in music notation directing a part to be repeated.

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Repeatverb

To go over again; to attempt, do, make, or utter again; to iterate; to recite; as, to repeat an effort, an order, or a poem.

‘Not well conceived of God; who, though his powerCreation could repeat, yet would be lothUs to abolish.’;

Repeatverb

To make trial of again; to undergo or encounter again.

Repeatverb

To repay or refund (an excess received).

Repeatnoun

The act of repeating; repetition.

Repeatnoun

That which is repeated; as, the repeat of a pattern; that is, the repetition of the engraved figure on a roller by which an impression is produced (as in calico printing, etc.).

Repeatnoun

A mark, or series of dots, placed before and after, or often only at the end of, a passage to be repeated in performance.

Repeatnoun

an event that repeats;

‘the events today were a repeat of yesterday's’;

Repeatverb

to say, state, or perform again;

‘She kept reiterating her request’;

Repeatverb

make or do or perform again;

‘He could never replicate his brilliant performance of the magic trick’;

Repeatverb

happen or occur again;

‘This is a recurring story’;

Repeatverb

to say again or imitate;

‘followers echoing the cries of their leaders’;

Repeatverb

do over;

‘They would like to take it over again’;

Repeatverb

repeat an earlier theme of a composition

Repeatverb

say again something one has already said

‘‘Are you hurt?’ he repeated’; ‘Ann repeated that she was very comfortable’; ‘Billy repeated his question’;

Repeatverb

say again (something said or written by someone else)

‘he repeated the words after me’; ‘she repeated what I'd said’;

Repeatverb

say or do the same thing again

‘she was fretful and kept repeating herself’;

Repeatverb

used for emphasis

‘force was not—repeat, not—to be used’;

Repeatverb

do (something) again or more than once

‘earlier experiments were repeated on a larger scale’;

Repeatverb

broadcast (a television or radio programme) again

‘the thirteen episodes from the first two series were constantly repeated’;

Repeatverb

undertake (a course or period of instruction) again

‘Mark had to repeat first and second grades’;

Repeatverb

occur again in the same way or form

‘I don't intend to let history repeat itself’;

Repeatverb

illegally vote more than once in an election.

Repeatverb

attain an achievement again, especially by winning a championship for the second consecutive time

‘the first team in nineteen years to repeat as NBA champions’;

Repeatverb

(of a watch or clock) strike (the last hour or quarter) over again when required

‘a watch repeater that repeats hours and quarters’;

Repeatverb

(of food) be tasted intermittently for some time after being swallowed as a result of belching or indigestion

‘that cucumber repeated on me for hours’;

Repeatnoun

something that occurs or is done again

‘the final will be a repeat of last year’;

Repeatnoun

a repeated broadcast of a television or radio programme

‘she goes home alone to TV dinners and repeats of ‘I Love Lucy’’;

Repeatnoun

occurring, done, or used more than once

‘a repeat prescription’; ‘a repeat offender’;

Repeatnoun

a consignment of goods similar to one already received.

Repeatnoun

a decorative pattern which is repeated uniformly over a surface

‘rugs with simple repeat patterns’;

Repeatnoun

a passage intended to be repeated.

Repeatnoun

a mark indicating a passage to be repeated.

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