Translation of mimic in Spanish:

mimic

imitar, v.

Pronunciation: /ˈmɪmɪk//ˈmɪmɪk/

transitive verb

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    (imitate)
    (mannerisms/voice/accent) imitar
    (mannerisms/voice/accent) remedar
    • Angie, Kasie, Nate and I all make a game of trying to mimic someone else's voice and hoping Dad does not recognize us.
    • He started mimicking someone using a machine gun.
    • When he was a kid he loved mimicking people which had us in stitches.
    • Ustinov was performing at the age of three, mimicking politicians of the day when his parents invited Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie for dinner.
    • I found myself mimicking her sobbing-plus-laughing routine in the auditorium.
    • Shatrughan Sinha had heard for several months that some guy called Johnny Lever mimics him in stage shows.
    • I've just mimicked him all my life, so he was a herpetologist, one who studies reptiles…
    • You can get ideas for some cool moves without totally mimicking someone.
    • Mary screams in horror and the girls mimic her every word.
    • Also appearing is Jeremy London, the '90s teen heartthrob with a bad accent mimicking the guests of Jerry Springer.
    • It sounded like they had just heard this kid crying and they were kind of laughing at what had happened, mimicking him.
    • His first disc, while enjoyable, mimicked his late father's style but not the muscle, majesty and political bite.
    • ‘He mimics me and my style,’ Jayaram says about his son, just like what I used to do in my childhood.
    • Lambert doesn't believe in mimicking real-life characters he plays.
    • His stunt mimics magician David Blaine's attempt to survive 72 days in a glass box above London but Michael decided he would use the idea to raise cash for charity.
    • Born in Lancashire, Jon realised his talent for impersonations as a child - mimicking the teachers at school!
    • There was also some more material when we see Sellers mimicking other people, like the director Blake Edwards or his mother, Peg.
    • Since I appeared on the A.B.C. my 8 year old grandson Joshua has started mimicking me, I think it's great!
    • He began to laugh, and then raised his voice about an octave higher to mimic my mom.
    • Hundreds of Elvis impersonators mimic the late King's suggestive pelvic thrust and wear the now-iconic blue suede shoes.
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    Biology
    (sound) imitar
    (reproduce appearance of) camuflarse adquiriendo la apariencia de
    (reproduce appearance of) mimetizarse adquiriendo la apariencia de
    • A variety of insects, including some beetles and moths, mimic bees and wasps.
    • Weeds mimic plants, viruses trick the immune system, birds build nests and predators stalk - all engaging in strategies so successful that they look, but cannot possibly be, intentional.
    • The orchid Chiloglottis trapeziformis belongs to a group of about 300 species that lure pollinators by mimicking a female insect.
    • The mimic finally stumbled upon a vacant hole and squeezed inside; in a last ditch effort at threat display, it extended two sinuous tentacles 180 degrees apart, mimicking a snake!
    • Insects mimic twigs and flower parts, the sexual partners or foods of their prey, whatever is poisonous to those for whom they themselves are prey.
    • When mimicking a mantis shrimp, for example, the octopus sits in a burrow with only the eyes and part of the head exposed, and wraps one tentacle around its head to resemble the folded raptorial appendages of the mantis shrimp.
    • It mimics birds, bats or pterodactyls of the dinosaur era, and has membranous wings.
    • An Australian orchid uses pheromones mimicking a female wasp to attract male wasps - but not all of them are fooled.
    • There is no denying that they are manipulative - they are famous for their ability to mimic moths, wasps and bees to cheat insects into having sex with them.
    • Thus, several kinds of king snakes mimic the venomous coral snake's distinctive pattern of alternating red, black, and yellow or white bands.
    • The supposedly sterile farm fish would mimic spawners, and pair up with fertile wildies, negating that year's reproductive cycle.
    • The ruse works so successfully that some 30 other non-venomous snakes have mimicked the coral snake and share similar color patterns.
    • The caterpillars, which mimic the larva of M. sabuleti, are carried into the nest by the workers, where they then feed on the ant larvae.
    • The study suggests that Luna also mimicked other killer whales he occasionally came across.
    • The value of defenses such as spines or sticky hairs, the regurgitation of plant toxins on an enemy, and the ability to mimic a snake is easy to imagine.
    • Flower extract and mandibular gland secretion both contained geraniol, nerol, and E, E-farnesol, indicating that the orchid mimics the bee's secretion.

noun

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    (person)
    imitador masculine
    imitadora feminine
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    Biology
    mimético masculine