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Synonyms for imitation

Synonyms for imitation

the act, practice, or art of copying the manner or expression of another


imitative reproduction, as of the style of another

a usually amusing caricature of another

an inferior substitute imitating an original

made to imitate something else

Synonyms for imitation

the doctrine that representations of nature or human behavior should be accurate imitations

something copied or derived from an original

copying (or trying to copy) the actions of someone else

not genuine or real

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Aremu, 18, of Fourstones Close, Kenton, Newcastle, admitted robbery and possessing an imitation firearm at Diana Street on October 19 and robbery and threatening with a knife from November 3 at Sunderland Road.
Both the original watch and the imitation one are pressured constantly in the water.
40pm, acting on a tipoff, officers found the imitation handgun.
The men - aged 41, 33 and 25 - were arrested on suspicion of threats to kill and possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.
He dropped the imitation firearm and police were able to recover this at the scene.
First, it proposed extending the Rules to cover sellers of imitation numismatic items such as replica coins and paper money.
Meanwhile, complaints of dealers in the auto spare parts market have increased over imitation spare parts with the steady increase of prices of genuine parts.
Offences included a 17-year-old boy charged with possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence, a 15-year-old boy charged with possession of an imitation firearm in a public place and a 15-year-old charged with possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.
An 18-year-old man from Newport has appeared in court where he was charged with assault occasioning GBH, dangerous driving, possession of an imitation firearm and attempted robbery.
Mills said he had spent the day drinking at the Huddersfield Carnival and when a man was aggressive and racist and spat at him, he had returned to his room for the imitation gun.
Jo Stevens, MP for Cardiff Central, called for a Westminster debate on tightening laws governing the possession and sale of imitation weapons.
The Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006 bans the sale of non-realistic imitation firearms to anyone under the age of 18.
Prosecutor David Mainstone said Martin told officers he was on his way to a fancy dress party and had the imitation gun with him for a laugh with his mates.
Imitations of the Self: Jiang Yan and Chinese Poetics
Imitation (verbal or nonverbal) possesses several properties: that of an automatic response (Chartrand & Bargh, 1999); that of serving as "social glue" (Lakin, Jefferis, Cheng, & Chartrand, 2003), facilitating the creation or reinforcement of connections between individuals; and that of predisposing imitated individuals toward prosocial behavior (van Baaren, Holland, Kawakami, & Van Knippenberg, 2004).