from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To have or take on the appearance, form, or sound of; imitate.
- transitive v. To make in imitation of or as a substitute for. See Synonyms at imitate.
- transitive v. To make a pretense of; feign: simulate interest.
- transitive v. To create a representation or model of (a physical system or particular situation, for example).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To model, replicate, duplicate the behavior, appearance or properties of
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Feigned; pretended.
- transitive v. To assume the mere appearance of, without the reality; to assume the signs or indications of, falsely; to counterfeit; to feign.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To assume the appearance of, without having the reality; feign; counterfeit; pretend.
- To act the part of; imitate; be like; resemble.
- Specifically— In phonology, to imitate in form. See simulation, 2.
- In biology, to imitate or mimic; resemble by way of protective mimicry: as, some insects simulate flowers or leaves. See mimicry, 3.
- Feigned; pretended.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make a pretence of
- v. create a representation or model of
- v. reproduce someone's behavior or looks
Latin simulāre, simulāt-, from similis, like; see similar.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin simulatus, past participle of simulare ("to make like, imitate, copy, represent, feign"), from similis ("like"); see similar. (Wiktionary)