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em·u·late

emulate

 
 
pronunciation:
em y leIt
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Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: emulates, emulating, emulated
definition: to try to be the same as or better than (another person), esp. by imitating.
She admired her adventuresome aunt and desired to emulate her.She wished her son would emulate his hard-working father rather than these rock stars.
synonyms:
copy, duplicate, follow, imitate
similar words:
echo, impersonate, match, mimic, mirror, parallel, replicate, reproduce, rival, simulate
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derivations: emulative (adj.), emulatively (adv.), emulator (n.)