1 mimic, copy, ape, parrot, monkey, emulate, impersonate, do an impression of; echo, simulate:
Cruikshank was imitating the boss, who walked in at that very moment. His style imitates that of Carlyle
2 copy, mimic, mock, parody, satirize, burlesque, caricature, travesty, Colloq spoof, take off, Brit send up:
In Hudibras, Samuel Butler imitated the style of the heroic epic.