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Synonyms for copyˈkɒp i

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. transcript, copy(noun)

    a reproduction of a written record (e.g. of a legal or school record)

    transcript, copy, written matter

  2. copy(noun)

    a thing made to be similar or identical to another thing

    "she made a copy of the designer dress"; "the clone was a copy of its ancestor"

    transcript, written matter

  3. copy, written matter(noun)

    matter to be printed; exclusive of graphical materials

    copy, transcript, written matter

  4. copy(verb)

    material suitable for a journalistic account

    "catastrophes make good copy"

    transcript, written matter

  5. copy(verb)

    copy down as is

    "The students were made to copy the alphabet over and over"

    simulate, re-create, replicate, imitate

  6. imitate, copy, simulate(verb)

    reproduce someone's behavior or looks

    "The mime imitated the passers-by"; "Children often copy their parents or older siblings"

    copy, re-create, imitate, feign, sham, assume, replicate, simulate, model

  7. replicate, copy(verb)

    reproduce or make an exact copy of

    "replicate the cell"; "copy the genetic information"

    copy, re-create, imitate, reduplicate, double, duplicate, repeat, retroflex, replicate, simulate

  8. copy, re-create(verb)

    make a replica of

    "copy that drawing"; "re-create a picture by Rembrandt"

    simulate, re-create, copy, replicate, imitate


  1. copy(noun)

    sham, phony, simulacrum, carbon copy, duplicate, reproduction, image, replica, likeness, facsimile, replication, forgery, fake, reduplication


  2. copy(noun)

    To produce an object identical to a given object.

    sham, fake, duplicate, facsimile, simulacrum, carbon copy, phony, reproduction, replica, image, forgery, reduplication, likeness, replication


  3. copy(noun)

    To place a copy of an object in memory for later use.

    reproduction, duplicate, replication, simulacrum, facsimile, replica, reduplication, likeness, carbon copy, fake, sham, image, phony, forgery


  4. copy(noun)

    To imitate.

    duplicate, phony, forgery, replica, likeness, facsimile, reduplication, carbon copy, sham, simulacrum, reproduction, replication, image, fake


  5. copy(noun)

    Receive a transmission successfully.

    forgery, sham, carbon copy, simulacrum, replica, reduplication, image, replication, facsimile, reproduction, phony, likeness, fake, duplicate


  6. copy(noun)

    The output of copywriters, who are employed to write material which encourages consumers to buy goods or services.

    phony, replication, image, reduplication, replica, likeness, facsimile, fake, sham, carbon copy, simulacrum, forgery, duplicate, reproduction


  7. copy(noun)

    The text of newspaper articles.

    image, reproduction, replica, likeness, carbon copy, fake, facsimile, reduplication, sham, replication, simulacrum, phony, forgery, duplicate


  8. copy(noun)

    A school work pad.

    phony, reproduction, image, forgery, likeness, fake, simulacrum, replica, reduplication, replication, sham, facsimile, carbon copy, duplicate


  9. copy(noun)

    A printed edition of a book or magazine.

    duplicate, replication, phony, carbon copy, fake, sham, replica, facsimile, reproduction, likeness, simulacrum, forgery, reduplication, image


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. copy

    A copy is as nearly like the original as the copyist has power to make it; a duplicate is exactly like the original; a carbon copy of a typewritten document must be a duplicate; we may have an inaccurate copy, but never an inaccurate duplicate. A facsimile is like the original in appearance; a duplicate is the same as the original in substance and effect; a facsimile of the Declaration of Independence is not a duplicate. A facsimile of a key might be quite useless; a duplicate will open the lock. A counterpart exactly corresponds to another object, but perhaps without design, while a copy is intentional. An imitation is always thought of as inferior to the original; as, an imitation of Milton. A replica is a copy of a work of art by the maker of the original. In law, a copy of an instrument has in itself no authority; the signatures, as well as other matters, may be copied; a duplicate is really an original, containing the same provisions and signed by the same persons, so that it may have in all respects the same force and effect; a transcript is an official copy, authenticated by the signature of the proper officer, and by the seal of the appropriate court. While strictly there could be but one duplicate, the word is now extended to an indefinite number of exact copies. Reproduction is chiefly applied to living organisms.

    counterpart, duplicate, facsimile, imitation, likeness, replica, reproduction, transcript

    archetype, model, original, pattern, prototype

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. copy(n.)


  2. copy(n.)

    fac-simile, duplicate

  3. copy(n.)

    original, model, pattern, archetype

  4. copy(n.)

    manuscript (to be printed)

  5. copy(v. a.)

    transcribe, make a transcript of, make a copy of

  6. copy(v. a.)

    imitate, follow as a pattern, pattern after

Translations for copy

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • نسخة, انتسخ, نسخArabic
  • күсермә, данаBashkir
  • брой, копие, екземпляр, материал за набиране, копирам, подражавамBulgarian
  • còpia, copiarCatalan, Valencian
  • rozmnoženina, kopie, kopírovatCzech
  • copi, efelychu, copïoWelsh
  • kopi, eksemplar, efterligne, kopiereDanish
  • Kopie, empfangen, nachmachen, kapieren, verstanden, kopierenGerman
  • αντίτυπο, κακέκτυπο, αντίγραφο, πλαστογραφώ, αντιγράφω, μιμούμαιGreek
  • kopio, kopiiEsperanto
  • copia, ejemplar, copiar, recibir, imitarSpanish
  • koopiaEstonian
  • رونوشت, کپی, کپی کردن, رونویسیPersian
  • kappale, raakateksti, teksti, vihko, jäljitelmä, copy, mainosteksti, jäljennös, kopio, numero, jäljitellä, jäljentää, kopioida, vastaanottaa, kopsataFinnish
  • copie, exemplaire, copier, recevoir, imiterFrench
  • copaidh, lethbhreac, ath-sgrìobh, dèan lethbhreacScottish Gaelic
  • copia, copiarGalician
  • חיקה, הכין עותקHebrew
  • प्रति, प्रतिलिपिHindi
  • szám, másolat, kópia, példány, vesz, utánoz, fogad, másolHungarian
  • պատճենArmenian
  • copia, replica, ricevere, copiare, imitareItalian
  • コピー, 複写, 写すJapanese
  • კოპირებაGeorgian
  • 모사, 複寫하다, 복사Korean
  • kapeMāori
  • tiru, terima, salinMalay
  • kopie, editie, kopij, nabootsing, namaak, afschrift, naäpen, nabootsen, kopiëren, ontvangen, nadoenDutch
  • motta, kopiereNorwegian
  • egzemplarz, kopia, udawać, podwajać, odbierać, naśladować, kopiować, KopiujPolish
  • réplica, cópia, exemplar, copiar, receber, imitarPortuguese
  • copie, duplicat, copia, imitaRomanian
  • рукопись, копия, экземпляр, текст, материал, подделка, дубликат, понимать, принимать, дублировать, принять, подражать, копироватьRussian
  • kopija, duplikat, preslikaSerbo-Croatian
  • kopija, duplikat, kopirati, razmnoževati, prekopirati, razmnožitiSlovene
  • nummer, kopia, motta, kopiera, mottaga, härmaSwedish
  • nakalaSwahili
  • అనుకరించుTelugu
  • עקזעמפּלאַרYiddish

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