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em·u·late

 (ĕm′yə-lāt′)
tr.v. em·u·lat·ed, em·u·lat·ing, em·u·lates
1. To strive to equal or excel, especially through imitation: an older pupil whose accomplishments and style I emulated.
2. To compete with successfully; approach or attain equality with.
3. Computers To imitate the function of (another system), as by modifications to hardware or software that allow the imitating system to accept the same data, execute the same programs, and achieve the same results as the imitated system.

[Latin aemulārī, aemulāt-, from aemulus, emulous; see emulous.]

em′u·la′tion (-lā′shən) n.
em′u·la′tive adj.
em′u·la′tor n.

emulate

(ˈɛmjʊˌleɪt)
vb (tr)
1. to attempt to equal or surpass, esp by imitation
2. to rival or compete with
3. (Computer Science) to make one computer behave like (another different type of computer) so that the imitating system can operate on the same data and execute the same programs as the imitated system
[C16: from Latin aemulārī, from aemulus competing with; probably related to imitārī to imitate]
ˈemulative adj
ˈemulatively adv
ˈemuˌlator n

em•u•late

(v. ˈɛm yəˌleɪt; adj. -lɪt)

v. -lat•ed, -lat•ing,
adj. v.t.
1. to imitate in an effort to equal or surpass.
2. to rival with some degree of success.
3.
a. to imitate the functions of (another computer system) by means of software.
b. to replace (software) with hardware to perform the same task.
adj.
4. Obs. emulous.
[1580–90; < Latin aemulātus, past participle of aemulārī to rival. See emulous, -ate1]
em′u•la`tive, adj.
em′u•la`tive•ly, adv.
em′u•la`tor, n.

emulate

- Means "try to equal or surpass, especially by copying."
See also related terms for try.

emulate


Past participle: emulated
Gerund: emulating

Imperative
emulate
emulate
Present
I emulate
you emulate
he/she/it emulates
we emulate
you emulate
they emulate
Preterite
I emulated
you emulated
he/she/it emulated
we emulated
you emulated
they emulated
Present Continuous
I am emulating
you are emulating
he/she/it is emulating
we are emulating
you are emulating
they are emulating
Present Perfect
I have emulated
you have emulated
he/she/it has emulated
we have emulated
you have emulated
they have emulated
Past Continuous
I was emulating
you were emulating
he/she/it was emulating
we were emulating
you were emulating
they were emulating
Past Perfect
I had emulated
you had emulated
he/she/it had emulated
we had emulated
you had emulated
they had emulated
Future
I will emulate
you will emulate
he/she/it will emulate
we will emulate
you will emulate
they will emulate
Future Perfect
I will have emulated
you will have emulated
he/she/it will have emulated
we will have emulated
you will have emulated
they will have emulated
Future Continuous
I will be emulating
you will be emulating
he/she/it will be emulating
we will be emulating
you will be emulating
they will be emulating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been emulating
you have been emulating
he/she/it has been emulating
we have been emulating
you have been emulating
they have been emulating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been emulating
you will have been emulating
he/she/it will have been emulating
we will have been emulating
you will have been emulating
they will have been emulating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been emulating
you had been emulating
he/she/it had been emulating
we had been emulating
you had been emulating
they had been emulating
Conditional
I would emulate
you would emulate
he/she/it would emulate
we would emulate
you would emulate
they would emulate
Past Conditional
I would have emulated
you would have emulated
he/she/it would have emulated
we would have emulated
you would have emulated
they would have emulated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.emulate - strive to equal or match, especially by imitating; "He is emulating the skating skills of his older sister"
imitate, simulate, copy - reproduce someone's behavior or looks; "The mime imitated the passers-by"; "Children often copy their parents or older siblings"
2.emulate - imitate the function of (another system), as by modifying the hardware or the software
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
imitate - appear like, as in behavior or appearance; "Life imitate art"
3.emulate - compete with successfully; approach or reach equality with; "This artist's drawings cannot emulate his water colors"
compete, vie, contend - compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others

emulate

verb imitate, follow, copy, mirror, echo, mimic, take after, follow in the footsteps of, follow the example of, take a leaf out of someone's book, model yourself on Sons are traditionally expected to emulate their fathers.

emulate

verb
1. To take as a model or make conform to a model:
copy, follow, imitate, model (on, upon, or after), pattern (on, upon, or after).
Idioms: follow in the footsteps of, follow suit, follow the example of.
2. To strive against (others) for victory:
Translations
يَتَشَبَّه بِ، يُنافِس
efterligne
líkja eftir; reyna aî jafnast á viî
lenktyniautilenktyniavimasrungtis
censties pārspēt
aşık atmakdaha iyisini yapmaya çalışmak

emulate

[ˈemjʊleɪt] VTemular (also Comput)

emulate

[ˈɛmjʊleɪt] vt [+ person] → prendre exemple sur; [+ success, achievement] → imiter

emulate

vt
(= imitate)nacheifern (+dat), → nachstreben (+dat); I tried to emulate his successich versuchte, es ihm gleichzutun
(Comput) → emulieren

emulate

[ˈɛmjʊˌleɪt] vtemulare

emulate

(ˈemjuleit) verb
to try hard to equal or be better than.
ˌemuˈlation noun
References in classic literature ?
Speranski went on to say that honor, l'honeur, cannot be upheld by privileges harmful to the service; that honor, l'honneur, is either a negative concept of not doing what is blameworthy or it is a source of emulation in pursuit of commendation and rewards, which recognize it.
Men have a foolish manner (both parents and schoolmasters and servants) in creating and breeding an emulation between brothers, during childhood, which many times sorteth to discord when they are men, and disturbeth families.
If a stranger were introduced into any miscellaneous metropolitan society, it would but slightly advance the general opinion of his merits, were he presented to the company as a harpooneer, say; and if in emulation of the naval officers he should append the initials S.
Don Quixote recognised it, and said he to Sancho, "This is the meadow where we came upon those gay shepherdesses and gallant shepherds who were trying to revive and imitate the pastoral Arcadia there, an idea as novel as it was happy, in emulation whereof, if so he thou dost approve of it, Sancho, I would have ourselves turn shepherds, at any rate for the time I have to live in retirement.
This lady died, but her lessons were indelibly impressed on the mind of Safie, who sickened at the prospect of again returning to Asia and being immured within the walls of a harem, allowed only to occupy herself with infantile amusements, ill-suited to the temper of her soul, now accustomed to grand ideas and a noble emulation for virtue.
His lordship extended his good-will to little Rawdon: he pointed out to the boy's parents the necessity of sending him to a public school, that he was of an age now when emulation, the first principles of the Latin language, pugilistic exercises, and the society of his fellow-boys would be of the greatest benefit to the boy.
It was a project of mine to replace the tournament with something which might furnish an escape for the extra steam of the chivalry, keep those bucks entertained and out of mischief, and at the same time preserve the best thing in them, which was their hardy spirit of emulation.
The horses, excited by pain and emulation, raced over the dark road, in the midst of which was now seen a moving mass, denser and more obscure than the rest of the horizon.
In the meantime, the success of this company attracted the attention and excited the emulation of the American Fur Company, and brought them once more into the field of their ancient enterprise.
As he continued his harangue, however, Kory-Kory, in emulation of our more polished orators, began to launch out rather diffusely into other branches of his subject, enlarging probably upon the moral reflections it suggested; and proceeded in such a strain of unintelligible and stunning gibberish, that he actually gave me the headache for the rest of the day.
He was overruled, however, and the party began to ascend the mountain, striving, with the ardor and emulation of young men, who should be first up.
But, the great ornaments of the walls were certain moral sentences fairly copied in good round text, and well-worked sums in simple addition and multiplication, evidently achieved by the same hand, which were plentifully pasted all round the room: for the double purpose, as it seemed, of bearing testimony to the excellence of the school, and kindling a worthy emulation in the bosoms of the scholars.