Emulate meaning

ĕmyə-lāt
To imitate (a person or thing admired)
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To compete with successfully; approach or attain equality with.
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To strive to equal or excel, especially through imitation.

An older pupil whose accomplishments and style I emulated.

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(obs.) Ambitious.
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(computers) To imitate the function of (another system), as by modifications to hardware or software that allow the imitating system to accept the same data, execute the same programs, and achieve the same results as the imitated system.
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To try, often by imitating or copying, to equal or surpass.
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To rival successfully.
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(comput.) To use an emulator to perform the functions of.
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To imitate the operation of another device or platform. It enables another digital standard to be processed by equipment that normally deals with its own native format or protocol. See emulator.
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Emulate is defined as to copy or imitate.

An example of emulate is a little boy trying to be like his father.

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(now rare) To attempt to equal or be the same as.
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To copy or imitate, especially a person.
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(computing) Of a program or device: to imitate another program or device.
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(obsolete) Striving to excel; ambitious; emulous.
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Origin of emulate

  • Latin aemulārī aemulāt- from aemulus emulous emulous

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the Latin aemulātiō ("strive").

    From Wiktionary