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emulate

[ verb em-yuh-leyt; adjective em-yuh-lit ]
/ verb 藞蓻m y蓹藢le瑟t; adjective 藞蓻m y蓹 l瑟t /
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verb (used with object), em路u路lat路ed, em路u路lat路ing.
to try to equal or excel; imitate with effort to equal or surpass: to emulate one's father as a concert violinist.
to rival with some degree of success: Some smaller cities now emulate the major capitals in their cultural offerings.
Computers.
  1. 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.
  2. to replace (software) with hardware to perform the same task.
adjective
Obsolete. emulous.
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Origin of emulate

First recorded in 1580鈥90; from Latin aemul膩tus, past participle of aemul膩r墨 鈥渢o rival鈥; see emulous, -ate1

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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH emulate

emulate , immolate

Words nearby emulate

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British Dictionary definitions for emulate

emulate
/ (藞蓻mj蕣藢le瑟t) /

verb (tr)
to attempt to equal or surpass, esp by imitation
to rival or compete with
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

Derived forms of emulate

emulative, adjectiveemulatively, adverbemulator, noun

Word Origin for emulate

C16: from Latin aemul膩r墨, from aemulus competing with; probably related to imit膩r墨 to imitate
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