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simulate

sim·u·late

simulate

 
 
pronunciation:
sIm y leIt
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
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
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derivations: simulative (adj.), simulatory (adj.)
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