replicate

Did you just figure out how to make that excellent pizza you had in Philadelphia? Then what you’ve done is replicate it, meaning you’ve been able to reproduce it.

The word replicate carries different shades of meaning, but it generally involves repeating something. Students of biology will know that the word is often used to indicate that an exact duplicate has been made, such as chromosomes that replicate themselves. It can also be used in an unscientific sense to mean that something has been done again to match or repeat an earlier outcome, such as a political group that works to replicate a successful campaign.

Definitions of replicate
  1. verb
    reproduce or make an exact copy of
    replicate the cell”
    synonyms: copy
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    type of:
    double, duplicate, reduplicate, repeat
    make or do or perform again
  2. verb
    make or do or perform again
    “He could never replicate his brilliant performance of the magic trick”
    synonyms: double, duplicate, reduplicate, repeat
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    types:
    copy
    reproduce or make an exact copy of
    recapitulate
    repeat stages of evolutionary development during the embryonic phase of life
    geminate, reduplicate
    form by reduplication
    type of:
    reproduce
    make a copy or equivalent of
  3. verb
    bend or turn backward
    synonyms: retroflex
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    type of:
    bend, flex
    form a curve
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