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ape

noun (n)

  • any of various primates with short tails or no tail at all (noun.animal)
    source: wordnet30
  • someone who copies the words or behavior of another (noun.person)
    source: wordnet30
  • person who resembles a nonhuman primate (noun.person)
    Synonym: anthropoid
    source: wordnet30
  • A quadrumanous mammal, esp. of the family Simiadæ, having teeth of the same number and form as in man, and possessing neither a tail nor cheek pouches. The name is applied esp. to species of the genus Hylobates, and is sometimes used as a general term for all Quadrumana. The higher forms, the gorilla, chimpanzee, and ourang, are often called anthropoid apes or man apes. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • imitate uncritically and in every aspect (verb.stative)
    Example:
    Her little brother apes her behavior.
    source: wordnet30
  • represent in or produce a caricature of (verb.communication)
    Synonym: caricature
    source: wordnet30
  • To mimic, as an ape imitates human actions; to imitate or follow servilely or irrationally. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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