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simulate

sim·u·late

simulate

 
 
pronunciation:
sIm y leIt
features:
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: simulated, simulates, simulating
definition 1: to imitate or reproduce the appearance, sound, or other external characteristics or qualities of.
We try to simulate natural conditions in the laboratory.The machine simulates the feeling of weightlessness that an astronaut experiences in space.
 
synonyms:
imitate
similar words:
copy, duplicate, mimic, mock, re-create, reproduce
definition 2: to put on an appearance of; pretend.
He simulated an enthusiasm he did not feel.
synonyms:
affect, assume, counterfeit, fake, feign, pretend, sham
similar words:
act
derivations: simulative (adj.), simulatory (adj.)
Word Parts
The word simulate contains the following parts:
sim, semb Latin root that means like, similar
-ate1 Latin verb-forming suffix that means to make, cause, do
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The suffix -ate primarily forms transitive verbs from Latin bases. Many -ate verbs were loanwords from Latin. Verbs ending in -ate combine with the suffix -ion to form nouns ending in -ation. These verbs also have corresponding agent nouns ending in -ator (navigator, dictator, elevator).