- 1mimic somebody/something | + speech to copy the way somebody speaks, moves, behaves, etc., especially in order to make other people laugh She's always mimicking the teachers. He mimicked her southern accent.
- 2mimic something (specialist or formal) to look or behave like something else synonym imitate The robot was programmed to mimic a series of human movements. the creation of a vaccine that mimics the virus Word Origin late 16th cent. (as noun and adjective): via Latin from Greek mimikos, from mimos
BrE BrE//ˈmɪmɪk//; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɪmɪk//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they mimic
BrE BrE//ˈmɪmɪk//; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɪmɪk//he / she / it mimics
BrE BrE//ˈmɪmɪks//; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɪmɪks//past simple mimicked
BrE BrE//ˈmɪmɪkt//; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɪmɪkt//past participle mimicked
BrE BrE//ˈmɪmɪkt//; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɪmɪkt//-ing form mimicking
BrE BrE//ˈmɪmɪkɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɪmɪkɪŋ//