verb (used with object), sim·u·lat·ed, sim·u·lat·ing.
Origin of simulate
Examples from the Web for simulate
Back then there were no vapor cigarettes for you simulate smoking.'Saved by the Bell' Star Dustin Diamond Doesn't Want to Be a Jerk Anymore|Kevin Fallon|August 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Among its primary goals is to simulate a human brain using a vast network of connected supercomputers.The Science Community’s Fight Over an Artificial Brain|Elizabeth Picciuto|July 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Previous attempts to simulate brain processes used software, silicon chips, or a combination of both.
But as a Hollywood music man, his job, in a sense, is to simulate it.Meet Alexandre Desplat, Hollywood’s Master Composer|Andrew Romano|February 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The player squats on the Balance Board, and then lifts to their toes to simulate jumping (never jump on the Balance Board).
Bestoujef, who spoke perfectly, feigned stammering, and had the courage to simulate this defect for seventeen years.Two Chancellors|Julian Klaczko
So she rallied me in vain, and I ate a great deal of rice pudding to simulate occupation.Charles Auchester, Volume 1 of 2|Elizabeth Sheppard
My mind jumped to the wild thought of eating soap, in order to froth at the mouth and simulate a fit.It Happened in Egypt|C. N. Williamson
When the class have had enough of this they go off to a neighbouring field to simulate trench warfare and hold a demonstration.Leaves from a Field Note-Book|J. H. Morgan
Ralph had an enjoyment in the prettiness of nature, and Augusta was clever enough to simulate the feeling.Ralph the Heir|Anthony Trollope
British Dictionary definitions for simulate
verb (ˈsɪmjʊˌleɪt) (tr)
adjective (ˈsɪmjʊlɪt, -ˌleɪt)
Word Origin for simulate
Word Origin and History for simulate
1620s, "feign, pretend, assume falsely" (implied in simulated), back-formation from simulation or else from Latin simulatus, past participle of simulare "to make like, imitate, copy." Meaning "to use a model to imitate certain conditions for purposes of study or training" is from 1947. Related: Simulating.