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1. (v. t.) To follow as a pattern, model, or example; to copy or strive to copy, in acts, manners etc.

2. (v. t.) To produce a semblance or likeness of, in form, character, color, qualities, conduct, manners, and the like; to counterfeit; to copy.

3. (v. t.) To resemble (another species of animal, or a plant, or inanimate object) in form, color, ornamentation, or instinctive habits, so as to derive an advantage thereby; as, when a harmless snake imitates a venomous one in color and manner, or when an odorless insect imitates, in color, one having secretion offensive to birds.

3401. mimeomai -- to imitate
... to imitate. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: mimeomai Phonetic Spelling:
(mim-eh'-om-ahee) Short Definition: I imitate Definition: I imitate, follow. ...
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1811. exakoloutheo -- to follow (out, up), ie to imitate
... to follow (out, up), ie to imitate. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: exakoloutheo
Phonetic Spelling: (ex-ak-ol-oo-theh'-o) Short Definition: I follow after ...
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1872. epakoloutheo -- to follow after
... Spelling: (ep-ak-ol-oo-theh'-o) Short Definition: I follow close after, endorse
Definition: I follow close after, accompany, dog; I imitate, pursue, am ...
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Strong's Hebrew
6213a. asah -- do, make
... gather (1), gave (4), give you over (1), grant (1), granted (1), greedily (1), happen
(1), happened (1), held (2), help (1), hold (1), imitate (1), imparted (1 ...
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In this Matter we must Imitate David's Silence and Humility...
... Three Books on the Duties of the Clergy. by St. Ambrose, Bishop of Milan. Book I.
Chapter VI. In this matter we must imitate David's silence and humility� ...
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Whom Sinners Imitate.
... A Treatise on the Merits and Forgiveness of Sins, and on the Baptism of
Infants Chapter 17."Whom Sinners Imitate. "For if by one ...
/.../augustine/anti-pelagian writings/chapter 17 whom sinners imitate.htm

That if we Want to Imitate the Apostles we Ought not to Live ...
... Prolegomena. Chapter XVIII. That if we want to imitate the apostles we ought not
to live according to our own prescriptions, but to follow their example. ...
/.../cassian/the works of john cassian /chapter xviii that if we.htm

Petilianus Said: "Imitate Indeed the Prophets, who Feared to have ...
... Book II. Chapter 103. " 234. Petilianus said: "Imitate indeed the prophets,
who feared to have their holy souls� "234. Petilianus ...
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The Fifty-Sixth Chapter: we Ought to Deny Ourselves and Imitate ...
... BOOK THREE. INTERNAL CONSOLATION The Fifty-Sixth Chapter: We Ought to Deny Ourselves
and Imitate Christ Through Bearing the Cross. The Voice of Christ ...
/.../kempis/the imitation of christ/the fifty-sixth chapter we ought.htm

The Eighteenth Chapter: Man Should not Scrutinize this Sacrament ...
... AN INVITATION TO HOLY COMMUNION The Eighteenth Chapter: Man Should Not Scrutinize
This Sacrament in Curiosity, But Humbly Imitate Christ and Submit Reason to ...
/.../kempis/the imitation of christ/the eighteenth chapter man should.htm

Of Constantius his Father, who Refused to Imitate Diocletian ...
... Book I. Chapter XIII."Of Constantius his Father, who refused to imitate Diocletian,
Maximian, and Maxentius, in their Persecution of the Christians. ...
/.../pamphilius/the life of constantine/chapter xiii of constantius his father.htm

Therefore Let the Rest of the Faithful, who have Lost virginity...
... But they are able every where, save when He walks in the grace of virginity. "Blessed
are the poor in spirit;" [2081] imitate Him, Who, whereas "He was rich ...
/.../augustine/of holy virginity /section 28 therefore let the.htm

Christian Morals. Part iii.
to imitate, or what century to propose for example. Some ...
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Divinity of virginity.
... Dost thou wish to be a Christian? Imitate Christ in everything. ... Imitate, therefore,
the ambassador of our Lord, and be his follower [340] in every thing. ...
/.../clement/two epistles concerning virginity/chapter vi divinity of virginity.htm

Imitate (13 Occurrences)
...Imitate (13 Occurrences). Matthew 6:8 Do not, however, imitate them; for your Father
knows what things you need before ever you ask Him. (WEY). ...
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Follow (267 Occurrences)
... 9. (vi) To go or come after; -- used in the various senses of the transitive verb:
To pursue; to attend; to accompany; to be a result; to imitate. Int. ...
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Conduct (93 Occurrences)
... (See NAS RSV). 2 Thessalonians 3:9 not because we don't have the right, but to make
ourselves an example to you, that you should imitate us. (See RSV). ...
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Resemble (15 Occurrences)
... 2. (vt) To liken; to compare; to represent as like. 3. (vt) To counterfeit; to imitate.
4. (vt) To cause to imitate or be like. Multi-Version Concordance ...
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Model (9 Occurrences)
... 9. (vi) To make a copy or a pattern; to design or imitate forms; as, to model
in wax. Multi-Version Concordance Model (9 Occurrences). ...
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... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (v.) To imitate speech and actions. ... 3. (vt)
To imitate or ape for sport; to ridicule by imitation. ...
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Copy (18 Occurrences)
... 9. (n.) To imitate; to attempt to resemble, as in manners or course of
life. 10. (vi) To make a copy or copies; to imitate. 11. ...
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Counterfeit (3 Occurrences)
... 7. (vt) To imitate, or put on a semblance of; to mimic; as, to counterfeit
the voice of another person. 8. (vt) To imitate with ...
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Ourselves (129 Occurrences)
... which you endure. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV). 2 Thessalonians
3:7 For you know how you ought to imitate us. For we didn ...
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Undisciplined (3 Occurrences)
... Undisciplined (3 Occurrences). 2 Thessalonians 3:7 For you know how you ought to
imitate us. For we didn't behave ourselves rebelliously among you, (See NAS). ...
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Imitate (13 Occurrences)

Matthew 6:8
Do not, however, imitate them; for your Father knows what things you need before ever you ask Him.

Matthew 23:3
Therefore do and observe everything that they command you; but do not imitate their lives, for though they tell others what to do, they do not do it themselves.

1 Corinthians 4:16
I beg you therefore, be imitators of me.
(See NIV)

2 Corinthians 3:12
Therefore, cherishing a hope like this, we speak without reserve, and we do not imitate Moses,

2 Thessalonians 3:7
For you know how you ought to imitate us. For we didn't behave ourselves rebelliously among you,

2 Thessalonians 3:9
not because we don't have the right, but to make ourselves an example to you, that you should imitate us.

1 Timothy 4:12
Let no one think slightingly of you because you are a young man; but in speech, conduct, love, faith and purity, be an example for your fellow Christians to imitate.

Hebrews 6:12
so that you may not become half-hearted, but be imitators of those who through faith and patient endurance are now heirs to the promises.
(See NIV)

Hebrews 13:7
Remember your leaders, men who spoke to you the word of God, and considering the results of their conduct, imitate their faith.

1 Peter 5:3
not lording it over your Churches but proving yourselves patterns for the flock to imitate.

3 John 1:11
Beloved, don't imitate that which is evil, but that which is good. He who does good is of God. He who does evil hasn't seen God.

Deuteronomy 18:9
When you are come into the land which Yahweh your God gives you, you shall not learn to do after the abominations of those nations.

Ezekiel 23:48
Thus will I cause lewdness to cease out of the land, that all women may be taught not to do after your lewdness.
(See NIV)



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