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
They watch all these mobile quarterbacks and they emulate them.Rookie QBs were expected to struggle this year. Instead they’re setting a record pace.|Adam Kilgore|November 12, 2020|Washington Post
The vaccine uses mRNA, a never-before-approved technology, that uses genetic material to trick cells into producing a protein that emulates the virus.Pfizer Pharmaceuticals CEO Says COVID-19 Vaccine Is 90% Effective|Kirsten West Savali|November 9, 2020|Essence.com
For Eleanor he was the best supercharged citizen to emulate.A modest rebel: The paradoxical personality of Eleanor Roosevelt|Douglas Brinkley|November 6, 2020|Washington Post
The Nebraskan doesn’t emulate the technique of the Washington painters, notably Morris Louis and Kenneth Noland, who came to prominence six decades ago.In the galleries: Referencing the revered Washington colorists and beyond|Mark Jenkins|November 6, 2020|Washington Post
In their general structure and function, deep nets aspire loosely to emulate brains, in which the adjusted strengths of connections between neurons reflect learned associations.Deep Neural Networks Help to Explain Living Brains|Anil Ananthaswamy|October 28, 2020|Quanta Magazine
Like the holiday of Christmas, it is a mix of German and American ingredients emulating the Kolsch beers of Köln.Dinner at Nitehawk Cinema: ‘Christmas Vacation’ and a Beer in a Pear Tree|Rich Goldstein|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In an attempt to win her vote days before, Schultz, perhaps emulating Ted Cruz, read Green Eggs and Ham to her children.
Admittedly, Doolittle has a way to go before emulating the poetic majesty of the late Winehouse.
At other times, he spoke of emulating the settler movement, of which he was a follower in his youth.
The day after she posted the video, the actor Kellen was emulating caught wind of what was making the inbox and Twitter rounds.
But it is emulating Mrs. Partington and her mop to attempt to preach down a (p. 206) world.
Perhaps at this moment his wife could hardly sympathise, when she thought of her boys emulating such deeds.The Daisy Chain|Charlotte Yonge
“By lying too long in one position,” he replied, unconsciously emulating her flippancy.The Terms of Surrender|Louis Tracy
"I am emulating Florence Nightingale," she returned lightly.Patty's Perversities|Arlo Bates
About 1782 she, emulating the example of Madame Mara, appeared as a singer at Dresden, but with comparatively small success.Famous Violinists of To-day and Yesterday|Henry C. Lahee