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Meaning of EMULATE

Pronunciation:  [adj]'emyulit, [v]'emyu`leyt, 'emyû`leyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  compete with successfully; approach or reach equality with; "This artists's drawings cannot emulate his water colors"
  2. [v]  imitate the function of (another system), as by modifying the hardware or the software; in computer science
  3. [v]  strive to equal or match, especially by imitating; "He is emulating the skating skills of his older sister"

EMULATE is a 7 letter word that starts with E.


 See Also: compete, contend, copy, imitate, simulate, vie



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Em"u*late\, a. [L. aemulatus, p. p. of aemulari, fr.
    aemulus emulous; prob. akin to E. imitate.]
    Striving to excel; ambitious; emulous. [Obs.] ``A most
    emulate pride.'' --Shak.
  2. \Em"u*late\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Emulated}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Emulating}.]
    To strive to equal or to excel in qualities or actions; to
    imitate, with a view to equal or to outdo, to vie with; to
    rival; as, to emulate the good and the great.
          Thine eye would emulate the diamond.     --Shak.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: challenge, challenge comparison, compete, compete with, cope, copy after, equal, follow, follow like sheep, follow suit, jockey, meet, model after, outvie, pattern after, rival, take after, test one another, vie, vie with