verb (used with object), em·u·lat·ed, em·u·lat·ing.
- 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.
- to replace (software) with hardware to perform the same task.
Origin of emulate
Examples from the Web for emulate
As you exit your teenage years, are there artist you would like to emulate?
The experience is intended to emulate being taken hostage, which feels strange in these very real ISIS horror-drenched times.Sex, Blood, and Screaming: Blackout’s Dark Frights|Tim Teeman|October 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A role model is someone whose behaviors one seeks to emulate.
In Chicago, you have rappers like Chief Keef posing with guns, and the young kids there emulate that.Quincy Jones Talks Chicago’s Mean Streets, Why Kanye West Is No Michael Jackson, and Bieber|Marlow Stern|September 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This is not an example that current governments and institutions should emulate.
I come to emulate the generous deed; He gave me back my love, and in return I will restore his father.The Inflexible Captive|Hannah More
The object was to encourage the Canadians to emulate the example of the people of America and of France.Montreal 1535-1914, Volume II (of 2)|William Henry Atherton
He yearns to emulate the triumphs of those who have preceded him on the stage of endeavor.The Reconstructed School|Francis B. Pearson
The opportunity and the incentive to emulate increase greatly in scope and urgency.The Theory of the Leisure Class|Thorstein Veblen
He would try, down here in the bowels of the earth, to emulate his friend.Dragon's blood|Henry Milner Rideout
Word Origin for emulate
1580s, back-formation from emulation, or else from Latin aemulatus, past participle of aemulari "to rival." Related: Emulated; emulating.