ape (someone's) behavior

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ape (someone's) behavior

To mimic the behavior of someone, generally in a mocking or derisive manner. It is pretty standard now for comedians to ape the president's behavior and manner of speech.
See also: ape, behavior
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Washington, Aug 14 (ANI): Humans are not the only ones who recognise imitation as the sincerest form of flattery - monkeys too have a thing for those who ape their behaviour, a new study has found.