Is the model a worthy or deserving target of prankish imitation ?
His imitation was a poor caricature of his boss's brawny presence, his hands lost in the cuffs of a shirt meant for someone broader.
Carissa clapped her hands together in an accurate imitation for effect.
Mimicry is imitation and imitation is the best form of flattery.
In fact, it would be just as effectual as the sight of Em's leprechaun imitation .
In his show he exploited a talent for mimicry that manifested itself in a Moira Anderson imitation when he was seven, and then in wicked parodies of his teachers.
His rare attempts at communication are through imitation and usually in only one or two words.
The imitation of classical models was less common than on the Continent and, except for Jonson, no important writer paid strict attention to the rules humanist critics had formulated.
One could consider this a contrapuntal jeu d' esprit, with rapid lines of imitation and stretto, but for its character of psychological unease.
a child learns to speak by imitation