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simulate

[v. sim-yuh-leyt; adj. sim-yuh-lit, -leyt] /v. ˈsɪm yəˌleɪt; adj. ˈsɪm yə lɪt, -ˌleɪt/
verb (used with object), simulated, simulating.
1.
to create a simulation, likeness, or model of (a situation, system, or the like):
to simulate crisis conditions.
2.
to make a pretense of; feign:
to simulate knowledge.
3.
to assume or have the appearance or characteristics of:
He simulated the manners of the rich.
adjective
4.
Archaic. simulated.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English (adj.) < Latin simulātus (past participle of simulāre), equivalent to simul- (variant of simil-, base of similis similar) + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
simulative, simulatory
[sim-yuh-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˈsɪm yə ləˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ (Show IPA),
adjective
simulatively, adverb
nonsimulate, adjective
nonsimulative, adjective
unsimulated, adjective
unsimulating, adjective
unsimulative, adjective
well-simulated, adjective
Synonyms
2. pretend, counterfeit. 3. affect.
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British Dictionary definitions for nonsimulate

simulate

verb (transitive) (ˈsɪmjʊˌleɪt)
1.
to make a pretence of; feign to simulate anxiety
2.
to reproduce the conditions of (a situation, etc), as in carrying out an experiment to simulate weightlessness
3.
to assume or have the appearance of; imitate
adjective (ˈsɪmjʊlɪt; -ˌleɪt)
4.
(archaic) assumed or simulated
Derived Forms
simulative, adjective
simulatively, adverb
Word Origin
C17: from Latin simulāre to copy, from similis like
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Word Origin and History for nonsimulate
simulate
1622 (implied in simulated), from L. simulatus, pp. of simulare (see simulation). First record of simulated in sense of "imitative for purposes of experiment or training" is from 1966.
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