Definitions for simulateˈsɪm yəˌleɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sim•u•lateˈsɪm yəˌleɪt(v.t.)-lat•ed, -lat•ing.

  1. to create a simulation or model of:

    to simulate crisis conditions.

  2. to make a pretense of; feign:

    to simulate illness.

  3. to assume or have the appearance or characteristics of:

    simulated leather.

Origin of simulate:

1400–50; late ME (adj.) < L simulātus, ptp. of simulāre, der. of similissimilar ; see -ate1


Princeton's WordNet

  1. imitate, copy, simulate(verb)

    reproduce someone's behavior or looks

    "The mime imitated the passers-by"; "Children often copy their parents or older siblings"

  2. model, simulate(verb)

    create a representation or model of

    "The pilots are trained in conditions simulating high-altitude flights"

  3. simulate, assume, sham, feign(verb)

    make a pretence of

    "She assumed indifference, even though she was seething with anger"; "he feigned sleep"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. simulate(verb)ˈsɪm yəˌleɪt

    to reproduce or imitate

    a machine that simulates what it feels like at high altitude


  1. simulate(Verb)

    To model, replicate, duplicate the behavior, appearance or properties of

    We will use a smoke machine to simulate the fog you will actually encounter.

  2. Origin: From simulatus, past participle of simulare, from similis; see similar.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Simulate(adj)

    feigned; pretended

  2. Simulate(verb)

    to assume the mere appearance of, without the reality; to assume the signs or indications of, falsely; to counterfeit; to feign

Translations for simulate

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to cause (something) to appear to be real etc

This machine simulates the take-off and landing of an aircraft.

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