I’m looking for a verb that describes someone who doesn’t just temporarily mimic someone else, they incorporate that person’s personality completely. I thought of unoriginal or carbon copy but those aren’t verbs.
To clarify, I don’t want any synonyms for imitate, I want a verb to describe perfect imitation.
For my purposes, I was thinking about how one person could completely embrace the persona of a parent or mentor. Here’s how I would use it in a sentence:
“He’s so unoriginal, it’s like he’s trying to _____ his father.”