mim·ic / ˈmimik/ • v. (mim·icked, mim·ick·ing) [tr.] imitate (someone or their actions or words), typically in order to entertain or ridicule: she mimicked Eileen's voice. ∎ (of an animal or plant) resemble or imitate (another animal or plant), esp. to deter predators or for camouflage. ∎ (of a drug) replicate the physiological effects of (another substance). ∎ (of a disease) exhibit symptoms that bear a deceptive resemblance to those of (another disease).• n. a person skilled in imitating the voice, mannerisms, or movements of others in an entertaining way. ∎ an animal or plant that exhibits mimicry.• adj. imitative of something, esp. for amusement: they were waging mimic war.DERIVATIVES: mim·ick·er n.