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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.
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Copying another in an inferior or obsequious way:
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It took four men, all four ablaze with gorgeous decoration, and the Chief of them unable to exist with fewer than two gold watches in his pocket, emulative of the noble and chaste fashion set by Monseigneur, to conduct the happy chocolate to Monseigneur's lips.
Finally Menelek restored quiet by the simple expedient of a frown, whereupon each loyal guest exchanged his mirthful mien for an emulative scowl.
The emulative invention of Edgar--green man, wild gentleman, possessed soul, and "learned Theban"--appears indeed to draw on the sentimental romance tradition that ironically exposes and evacuates the naif type of the medieval wild man.
D'autre part, en vue d'insuffler une impulsion emulative a cette festivite, les organisateurs ont juge bon de mettre en place une epreuve competitive parmi les troupes participante a cette commemoration populaire.
Now he's back on the box in the BBC's answer to Johnny Depp saga From Hell, the tale of Victorian-era CSIs tracking down Jack the Ripper, and emulative killers.
Playgoers with an emulative streak might be especially prone to such behavior.
Nagata expected that passage of this historical bill by the Senate will generate an emulative effect for the Provincial Assemblies to initiate similar legislation for out of school children in their respective areas.
His influence was immense both in Japan (particularly Mashiko) and in the West, where his pots found an appreciative and emulative audience.
Admittedly, there is a difference, at least on an interactive level, between representations of death appropriated from the imaginative worlds of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century folk culture and simulations of death-as-a-game in today's virtual and emulative mediums.
These places of cultural consumption are not only places for leisure "time, money and energy but also for the super-cultural effects adopted by consumers--the songs they sing together for certain functions, the clothes they wear, styles of behavior, emulative postures (e.
there the 'lairds of the North' were assembled in legislative conclave--there, in a small, snug apartment, boasting of-- 'The white-washed wall, the nicely-sanded floor; The varnished clock that click'd behind the door', the statesmen of the Hunter 'talked with looks profound'--there the rival talents of the houses of Tocal and of Glendon were marshalled in emulative excellence .