[ verb sim-yuh-leyt; adjective sim-yuh-lit, -leyt ]
/ verb ˈsɪm yəˌleɪt; adjective ˈsɪm yə lɪt, -ˌleɪt /
verb (used with object), sim·u·lat·ed, sim·u·lat·ing.
to create a simulation, likeness, or model of (a situation, system, or the like): to simulate crisis conditions.
to make a pretense of; feign: to simulate knowledge.
to assume or have the appearance or characteristics of: He simulated the manners of the rich.
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Origin of simulate
OTHER WORDS FROM simulate
sim·u·la·tive, sim·u·la·to·ry [sim-yuh-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˈsɪm yə ləˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, adjectivesim·u·la·tive·ly, adverbnon·sim·u·late, adjectivenon·sim·u·la·tive, adjective
un·sim·u·lat·ed, adjectiveun·sim·u·lat·ing, adjectiveun·sim·u·la·tive, adjectivewell-sim·u·lat·ed, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for simulative
There was that restless movement and frequent looking out at the corners of the eyes so characteristic of simulative disease.Fasting Girls|William Alexander Hammond
British Dictionary definitions for simulative
verb (ˈsɪmjʊˌleɪt) (tr)
to make a pretence of; feignto simulate anxiety
to reproduce the conditions of (a situation, etc), as in carrying out an experimentto simulate weightlessness
to assume or have the appearance of; imitate
adjective (ˈsɪmjʊlɪt, -ˌleɪt)
archaic assumed or simulated
Derived forms of simulatesimulative, adjectivesimulatively, adverb
Word Origin for simulate
C17: from Latin simulāre to copy, from similis like
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