Simulate meaning

sĭm'yə-lāt'
To create a representation or model of (a physical system or particular situation, for example).
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To give a false indication or appearance of; pretend; feign.

To simulate an interest.

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To have or take on the external appearance of; look or act like.

An insect simulating a twig.

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To achieve or imitate the characteristics or effect of.

To simulate the feel of fine leather.

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To use computer simulation to represent (a system, physical process, etc.)
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Pretended; mock.
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To model, replicate, duplicate the behavior, appearance or properties of.

We will use a smoke machine to simulate the fog you will actually encounter.

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(obsolete) Feigned; pretended.

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Simulate is defined as to imitate or take on the look of something.

An example of to simulate is for a car video game to act just like driving a real car.

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To make a pretense of; feign.

Simulate interest.

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Origin of simulate

  • Latin simulāre simulāt- from similis like similar
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin simulatus, past participle of simulare (“to make like, imitate, copy, represent, feign"), from similis (“like"); see similar.
    From Wiktionary