- 1 emulate somebody/something (formal) to try to do something as well as someone else because you admire them She hopes to emulate her sister's athletic achievements.
- 2emulate something (computing) (of a computer program, etc.) to work in the same way as another computer, etc. and perform the same tasks
NAmE//ˈɛmyəˌleɪt//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they emulate
he / she / it emulates
past simple emulated
-ing form emulating
emulationjump to other results
NAmE//ˌɛmyəˈleɪʃn//noun [uncountable, countable]