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Meaning of SIMULATE

Pronunciation:  [adj]'simyulit, [v]'simyu`leyt, 'simyû`leyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  make a pretence of; "She assumed indifference, even though she was seething with anger"; "he feigned sleep"
  2. [v]  create a representation or model of; "The pilots are trained in conditions simulating high-altitude flights"
  3. [v]  reproduce someone's behavior or looks; "The mime imitated the passers-by"; "Children often copy their parents or older siblings"

SIMULATE is a 8 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: assume, copy, feign, imitate, model, sham
 See Also: act, conform to, dissemble, emulate, feint, follow, mime, mimic, mock, pattern, play, pretend, re-create, reproduce, take after, take off



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Sim"u*late\, a. [L. simulatus, p. p. of simulare to
    simulate; akin to simul at the same time, together, similis
    like. See {Similar}, and cf. {Dissemble}, {Semblance}.]
    Feigned; pretended. --Bale.
  2. \Sim"u*late\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Simulated}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Simulating}.]
    To assume the mere appearance of, without the reality; to
    assume the signs or indications of, falsely; to counterfeit;
    to feign.
          The Puritans, even in the depths of the dungeons to
          which she had sent them, prayed, and with no simulated
          fervor, that she might be kept from the dagger of the
          assassin.                                --Macaulay.