Definition of emulate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    emulate

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈemjuleɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈemjuleɪt//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they emulate
    BrE BrE//ˈemjuleɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈemjuleɪt//
     
    he / she / it emulates
    BrE BrE//ˈemjuleɪts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈemjuleɪts//
     
    past simple emulated
    BrE BrE//ˈemjuleɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈemjuleɪtɪd//
     
    past participle emulated
    BrE BrE//ˈemjuleɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈemjuleɪtɪd//
     
    -ing form emulating
    BrE BrE//ˈemjuleɪtɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈemjuleɪtɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1 emulate somebody/something (formal) to try to do something as well as somebody else because you admire them She hopes to emulate her sister's sporting achievements.
  2. 2emulate something (computing) (of a computer program, etc.) to work in the same way as another computer, etc. and perform the same tasks
  3. Word Origin late 16th cent.: from Latin aemulat- ‘rivalled, equalled’, from the verb aemulari, from aemulus ‘rival’.
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