emulate

[v. em-yuh-leyt; adj. em-yuh-lit]
verb (used with object), emulated, emulating.
1.
to try to equal or excel; imitate with effort to equal or surpass: to emulate one's father as a concert violinist.
2.
to rival with some degree of success: Some smaller cities now emulate the major capitals in their cultural offerings.
3.
Computers.
a.
to imitate (a particular computer system) by using a software system, often including a microprogram or another computer that enables it to do the same work, run the same programs, etc., as the first.
b.
to replace (software) with hardware to perform the same task.
adjective
4.
Obsolete, emulous.

Origin:
1580–90; < Latin aemulātus, past participle of aemulārī to rival. See emulous, -ate1

emulative, adjective
emulatively, adverb
emulator, noun
nonemulative, adjective
overemulate, verb (used with object), overemulated, overemulating.
unemulative, adjective

emulate, immolate.


1. follow, copy.
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emulate (ˈɛmjʊˌleɪt)
 
vb
1.  to attempt to equal or surpass, esp by imitation
2.  to rival or compete with
3.  to make one computer behave like (another different type of computer) so that the imitating system can operate on the same data and execute the same programs as the imitated system
 
[C16: from Latin aemulārī, from aemulus competing with; probably related to imitārī to imitate]
 
'emulative
 
adj
 
'emulatively
 
adv
 
'emulator
 
n

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emulate
1580s, from L. aemulat-, pp. stem of aemulari "to rival" (see emulation). Related: Emulated; emulating.
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Example sentences
Her timeless aesthetic is easy to emulate.
Go through it and decide what looks good to you, and then try to emulate that
  look.
Sons often emulate their fathers.
They need experienced players for the newbies to emulate.
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