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emulate

em·u·late

emulate

 
pronunciation:
em y leIt
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: emulated, emulates, emulating
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.
synonyms:
copy, duplicate, follow, imitate
similar words:
echo, impersonate, match, mimic, mirror, parallel, replicate, reproduce, rival, simulate
derivations: emulative (adj.), emulatively (adv.), emulator (n.)