American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To strive to equal or excel, especially through imitation: an older pupil whose accomplishments and style I emulated.
- v. To compete with successfully; approach or attain equality with.
- v. Computer Science 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.
- adj. Obsolete Ambitious; emulous.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To strive to equal or excel in qualities or actions; vie or compete with the character, condition, or performance of; rival imitatively or competitively: as, to emulate good or bad examples; to emulate one's friend or an ancient author.
- To be a match or counterpart for; imitate; resemble.
- To envy.
- Emulative; eager to equal or excel.
- v. To attempt to equal or be the same as.
- v. To copy or imitate, especially a person.
- v. obsolete To feel a rivalry with; to be jealous of, to envy.
- v. computing of a program or device: to imitate another program or device
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. obsolete Striving to excel; ambitious; emulous.
- v. To strive to equal or to excel in qualities or actions; to imitate, with a view to equal or to outdo, to vie with; to rival.
- v. imitate the function of (another system), as by modifying the hardware or the software
- v. strive to equal or match, especially by imitating
- v. compete with successfully; approach or reach equality with
- From the Latin aemulātiō ("strive"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin aemulārī, aemulāt-, from aemulus, emulous; see emulous. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“There was nothing at all except for a red-ink circle around the phrase "emulate the verbiage.”
“Perhaps "emulate" is the wrong word -- each region has its own qualities, of course.”
“SSG Jeff (USAR): Andrew Jackson is hardly the sort of President I would want any President to emulate from a constitutional standpoint.”
“Andrew Jackson is hardly the sort of President I would want any President to emulate from a constitutional standpoint.”
“According to Webster's Dictionary, the word emulate means "to strive to equal or excel.”
“But China's model is sui generis; its specific mode of governance is difficult to describe, much less emulate, which is why it is not up for export.”
“I think the guys who have been here and know how the Eagles play defense, it's our responsibility to kind of emulate what we've always done, which is play aggressive, attack the quarterback, try to cause turnovers," Bradley said.”
“Sorry, Forgiven ... that's "emulate", not immolate, but Freud would have been proud.”
“The iPhone might be one of the most popular mobile gaming platform but it is fair to say that the the touchscreen has proven to be a limited mean of controlling games despite apple's claim that it can virtually "emulate" any type of controller.”
“There's a common-sense approach to that," he said, adding that if he was going to "emulate" any City Council member, it would be District 2 City Council Member Kent Edmondson.”
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