- 1simulate something to pretend that you have a particular feeling synonym feign I tried to simulate surprise at the news.
- 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.
- 3simulate something to be made to look like something else a gas heater that simulates a coal fire Word Origin mid 17th cent. (earlier (Middle English) as simulation): from Latin simulat-
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BrE BrE//ˈsɪmjuleɪt//; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪmjuleɪt//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they simulate
BrE BrE//ˈsɪmjuleɪt//; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪmjuleɪt//he / she / it simulates
BrE BrE//ˈsɪmjuleɪts//; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪmjuleɪts//past simple simulated
BrE BrE//ˈsɪmjuleɪtɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪmjuleɪtɪd//past participle simulated
BrE BrE//ˈsɪmjuleɪtɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪmjuleɪtɪd//-ing form simulating
BrE BrE//ˈsɪmjuleɪtɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪmjuleɪtɪŋ//