Simulate Definition

simulated, simulates, simulating
simulated, simulates, simulating
To have or take on the external appearance of; look or act like.
An insect simulating a twig.
Webster's New World
To give a false indication or appearance of; pretend; feign.
To simulate an interest.
Webster's New World
To make in imitation of or as a substitute for.
Simulate leather.
American Heritage
To achieve or imitate the characteristics or effect of.
To simulate the feel of fine leather.
Webster's New World
To use computer simulation to represent (a system, physical process, etc.)
Webster's New World
  • be real
Pretended; mock.
Webster's New World

Origin of Simulate

  • From Latin simulatus, past participle of simulare (“to make like, imitate, copy, represent, feign"), from similis (“like"); see similar.

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin simulāre simulāt- from similis like similar

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

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