imitate-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: Reproduce the behavior or action of, so as to appear like.

The mime imitated my sister.
Children often imitate their older siblings.
Advertising agencies cannot imitate the voices of well-known performers.
Certain fish imitate the behavior of poisonous species.
I like to imitate Kafka's style.

VerbNet: NP
FrameNet: Imitating
PropBank: imitate.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2

Sense Number 2: Make a physical reproduction of or a close physical representation of something concrete.

The forger imitated a major painting.
The author imitates Kafka's passages word for word.

VerbNet: NP
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3