Definition of simulate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

      

    simulate

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˈsɪmyəˌleɪt//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they simulate
     
    he / she / it simulates
     
    past simple simulated
     
    -ing form simulating
     
     
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  1. 1simulate something to pretend that you have a particular feeling synonym feign I tried to simulate surprise at the news.
  2. 2simulate something to create particular conditions that exist in real life using computers, models, etc., usually for study or training purposes Computer software can be used to simulate conditions on the seabed. Role-playing is a useful way of simulating real-life situations.
  3. 3simulate something to be made to look like something else a gas heater that simulates a coal fire
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