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 emulated
“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
Krauthammer seems here to have emulated the forensic technique of Jim Hacker, in the British comedy series, "Yes, Prime Minister."Partisanship too Far? Republicans Shouldn't Stand With Rand|David Frum|March 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Amédée Cloux, poet, emulated the literary forgeries of Chatterton at closer range.Paris and the Social Revolution|Alvan Francis Sanborn
Day and night he continued his attendance, assisted by his faithful servant Bousset, who emulated the virtues of his master.Old and New Paris, v. 2|Henry Sutherland Edwards
Lieut. Cryer, who had often emulated M'Donald, shared a similar fate.A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion|William Dobein James
Now she sat down with her brother man and emulated him in ready give and take.The Prisoner|Alice Brown
We all emulated her in the quiet and decorum of our movements.Our House|Elizabeth Robins Pennell
Word Origin for emulate
1580s, back-formation from emulation, or else from Latin aemulatus, past participle of aemulari "to rival." Related: Emulated; emulating.