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emulate

verb

  1. (copy)  to strive to equal or match, especially by imitating
    Type of: imitate
  2. (information technology)  to imitate the function of (another system), as by modifying the hardware or the software
    Topic: information technology. Type of: imitate
  3. (compete)  to compete with successfully; to approach or reach equality with
    Type of: compete

Etymology summary

Latin aemulatus, past participle of aemulari from aemulus, trying to equal or...
(Source: New World Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Emulator

hardware or software or both that duplicates the functions of one computer system in another computer system, different from the first one, so that the emulated behavior closely resembles the behavior of the real system. This focus on exact... (39 of 4152 words, 3 images)

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New World Dictionary:

emulate | emulated [past tense] | emulating [present participle]

to try, often by imitating or copying, to equal or surpass | to imitate (a person or thing admired) | to rival successfully | [computers] to use an ... (25 of 67 words, 5 definitions, pronunciation, 1 image)

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Collins Dictionary:

emulate | emulative [adjective, derived]

to attempt to equal or surpass, especially by imitation | to rival or compete with | to make one computer behave like (another different type of ... (24 of 529 words, 3 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/emulate

Merriam-Webster:

emulous | jealous [synonym, sense-specific] | emulously [adverb, related] | emulousness [noun, related]

inspired by or deriving from a desire to emulate ; ambitious or eager to emulate | [obsolete] "jealous" (17 of 41 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/emulous

emulate [entry 1, verb] | emulated [past tense] | emulating [present participle] | imitate [synonym, sense-specific] | add up [synonym, sense-specific] | come [synonym, sense-specific] | correspond [synonym, sense-specific] | amount [synonym, sense-specific] | equal [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

to strive to equal or excel ; "imitate" ; especially, to imitate by means of an emulator | to equal or approach equality with (23 of 269 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/emulate

Oxford Dictionary:

emulate | imitate [synonym, sense-specific] | emulation [derived] | emulative [derived] | emulator [derived]

match or surpass (a person or achievement), typically by imitation | imitate | [computing] : reproduce the function or action of (a different ... (21 of 103 words, 3 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/emulate

Random House Dictionary:

emulate | emulated [past tense] | emulating [present participle] | emulous [obsolete, synonym, sense-specific]

to try to equal or excel; imitate with effort to equal or surpass. | to rival with some degree of success. | [computers] ; to imitate (a particular ... (26 of 103 words, 4 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/emulate

American Heritage Dictionary:

emulate | emulated [past tense] | emulating [present participle] | emulates [3rd-person singular present] | emulative [adjective, related] | emulatively [adverb, related] | emulator [noun, related]

To strive to equal or excel, especially through imitation | To compete with successfully; approach or attain equality with. | [computer science] To ... (21 of 93 words, 4 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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Wiktionary:

emulate | emulated [past tense] | emulating [present participle] | emulates [3rd-person singular present] | √¶mulate [archaic, sense-specific] | ambitious [synonym, sense-specific] | emulous [synonym, sense-specific]

[rare] To attempt to equal or be the same as. | To copy or imitate, especially a person. | [obsolete] To feel a rivalry with; to be jealous of, to envy. | [computing] of a program or device: to imitate another program or device | [obsolete] Striving to... (44 of 76 words, 5 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/emulate

Macmillan British Dictionary:

emulate [transitive] | emulated [past tense] | emulating [present participle] | emulates [3rd-person singular present] | emulation [noun, uncountable, related]

[formal] to try to be like someone or something else, usually because you admire them | [computing] if one computer system or program emulates ... (23 of 72 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/emulate

Cambridge Dictionary:

emulate [formal] | emulation [noun, derived]

to copy something achieved by someone else and try to do it as well as they have (17 of 49 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/emulate

Encarta Dictionary:

emulate | emulated [past tense] | emulating [present participle] | emulates [3rd-person singular present]

to try to equal or surpass somebody or something that is successful or admired | to be successful in comparison with somebody or something else | to ... (25 of 135 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861608229​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

New World Dictionary:

emulate | emulated [past tense] | emulating [present participle]

Origin: Latin aemulatus, past participle of aemulari from aemulus, trying to equal or excel from Indo-European base *ai- to give, ... (19 of 25 etymology words)

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Online Etymology:

emulate

First use: 1580s

Origin: back formation from "emulation", or else from Latin aemulatus, past participle of aemulari "to rival".

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=emulate

Collins Dictionary:

emulate

First use: 16th century

Origin: from Latin aemulārī, from aemulus competing with; probably related to imitārī to imitate

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/emulate

Oxford Dictionary:

emulate

First use: late 16th century

Origin: Latin aemulat- "rivalled, equalled", from the verb aemulari, from aemulus "rival"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/emulate

American Heritage Dictionary:

emulate | emulated [past tense] | emulating [present participle] | emulates [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Latin aemulārī, aemulāt-, from aemulus, emulous; see "emulous".

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Wiktionary:

emulate | emulated [past tense] | emulating [present participle] | emulates [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: the Latin aemulātiō ("strive").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/emulate

Merriam-Webster:

emulate [entry 1, verb] | emulated [past tense] | emulating [present participle]

First use: 1582

Origin: Latin aemulatus, past participle of aemulari, from aemulus rivaling

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/emulate

Encarta Dictionary:

emulate | emulated [past tense] | emulating [present participle] | emulates [3rd-person singular present]

First use: Late 16th century

Origin: Latin aemulat-, past participle of aemulari "to rival" from aemulus "rival"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861608229​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

emulate

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "emulate"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/emulate

Macmillan British Dictionary:

emulate [transitive] | emulated [past tense] | emulating [present participle] | emulates [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "emulate"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/emulate

Macmillan American Dictionary:

emulate [transitive] | emulated [past tense] | emulating [present participle] | emulates [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "emulate"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/emulate

Cambridge Dictionary:

emulate [formal]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "emulate"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "emulate"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/emulate

the Free Dictionary:

emulate

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "emulate"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "emulate"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "emulate" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

emulate | emulated [past tense] | emulating [present participle] | emulates [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: English pronunciation of "emulate"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

emulate

Audio: North American pronunciation of "emulate"

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emulate

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YourDictionary Audio:

emulate

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "emulate" by speech synthesizer

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