how to pronounce imitate

/ˈɪm.ɪ.tɛɪt/

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The above transcription of imitate is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association. You can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

imitate is pronounced in three syllables

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ɪmɪtɛɪt

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An example use of imitate in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… or imitate spontaneously i can't tell …”

meaning of imitate

Imitate means to copy or mimic the actions, speech, or mannerisms of someone or something.

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