Synonyms and Antonyms Dictionary -Lesson 24: Copy (verb)

copy verb

Synonyms: copy, reproduce, duplicate, clone, replicate

copy: to make something which looks like something else
Example: He stole a credit card and copied the signature

reproduce: to make a copy of something such as artistic material or musical sounds
Example: Some of the paintings have been reproduced in this book. It is very difficult to reproduce the sound of an owl accurately.

duplicate: to make a copy of a document such as a letter
Example: She duplicated the letter and put the copy into a file.

clone: to create an exact genetic copy of an individual animal or plant
Biologists have successfully cloned a sheep.

replicate: (formal) to do or make something in exactly the same way as before
Example: Can the experiment be replicated?