"apes" in the noun sense
any of various primates with short tails or no tail at all
2. copycat, imitator, emulator, ape, aper
someone who copies the words or behavior of another
3. anthropoid, ape
person who resembles a nonhuman primate
"apes" in the verb sense
imitate uncritically and in every aspect
"Her little brother apes her behavior"
2. caricature, ape
represent in or produce a caricature of
"The drawing caricatured the President"
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