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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Later, at an ornate gala, well-heeled museum patrons are confronted by a performance by an artist (Terry Notary) whose lifelike mimicry of ape behavior at first elicits giggling embarrassment.
But to evolutionists, Homo sapiens is an ape struggling to subdue its old ape behavior with modern cultural evolution, of which humanism is an important component.
Using this framework, researchers can test predictions of great ape behavior and, as in the case of this study, confirm humans and apes share many aspects of emotional functioning.
of California at Berkeley), includes contributions from such prominent figures as Louis Leakey and Ernst Mayr and addresses such topics as the meaning of taxonomic statements, quantitative taxonomy and human evolution, the formulation of theories of human phylogeny, the locomotor functions of hominids, behavior and human evolution, man's place in the phylogeny of primates as reflected in serum proteins, the chromosomes of the hominoidea, perspectives in molecular anthropology, problems in the analysis and comparison of monkey and ape behavior, psychological definitions of man, taxonomic evaluation of fossil hominids, and genetic entities in hominid evolution.
This issue is placed into a wider consideration of the general relations between complex systems and their lower-level constituents, via topics including the connection between classical and quantum physics, bonobo ape behavior and environment, and life chemistry.
The finds constitute the only evidence yet detected of prehistoric ape behavior.