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ape - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'ape' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Ape [ n.]
- A quadrumanous mammal, esp. of the family Simiadae, 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.
- One who imitates servilely (in allusion to the manners of the ape); a mimic.
- A dupe.
2 . Ape [ v. t.]
- To mimic, as an ape imitates human actions; to imitate or follow servilely or irrationally.

Meaning of 'ape' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . ape [ v]
Meaning (1):
- imitate uncritically and in every aspect
Example in sentence:
  • Her little brother apes her behavior
Meaning (2):
- represent in or produce a caricature of
Example in sentence:
  • The drawing caricatured the President