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.
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Origin of emulate
OTHER WORDS FROM emulate
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH emulateemulate , immolate
Example sentences from the Web for emulate
For my mom, it’s a precious moment—and one that, as an adult, I had hoped to emulate with my children.The happiness and heartbreak of a daughter’s first fishing trip|By Jonathon Klein/Field & Stream|December 30, 2020|Popular Science
Yet women who want to start a company or simply work for a great one often struggle to find success stories to emulate.Men named Jo(h)n have written as many of 2020’s top business books as all women combined|jakemeth|December 20, 2020|Fortune
To accommodate its governmental customers, Webex even added a new feature that allows legislators to emulate voting on laws.The pandemic was great for Zoom. What happens when there’s a vaccine?|Rani Molla|December 4, 2020|Vox
Its rapid rise has forced incumbents to emulate its innovations, most notably zero-commission trading, which virtually all brokers now offer.Robinhood’s next adventure: Stealing market share from the rich|Jeff|December 3, 2020|Fortune
From its name on down, it’s clear that zero-emissions vehicle startup Nikola aims to emulate Tesla’s soaring trajectory.
It became a model, rarely emulated, of how digital tools can be used to find common ground in a contentious society.
“He was amazing about befriending people where there may not be common interests, and I emulated that,” Bush says.Dubya’s Portraits of Tony Blair and Vladimir Putin Are Just as Genius as You Hoped|Ann Binlot|April 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It has emulated others in learning how Washington works and how to work in Washington.
In a storied career, it may be his unfailingly positive outlook for which he is most admired and emulated.What Michael J. Fox’s Return to TV Tells Us About the Power of Optimism|Deborah W. Brooks|September 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Kathryn has emulated her parents by taking up a successful career in the law.Thief Holds Tony Blair’s Daughter At Gunpoint Demanding Jewels and Cash|Nico Hines|September 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The men bore up well against their Euroclydon, and emulated the conduct of the ship.The British Expedition to the Crimea|William Howard Russell
Meantime the courts of justice emulated the example of cruelty set them by the government and the mob.History of the Rise of the Huguenots|Henry Baird
The consulting engineer is a man to be admired and emulated by all engineering students.Opportunities in Engineering|Charles M. Horton
In morals and in ferocity these Schwarzreiters emulated their pedestrian brethren the Lanzknechts.Quentin Durward|Sir Walter Scott
He turned his hair back loosely and emulated the independent swing of Mr. Temple Boyle.The "Genius"|Theodore Dreiser