imitate, copy, simulate(verb)
reproduce someone's behavior or looks
"The mime imitated the passers-by"; "Children often copy their parents or older siblings"
create a representation or model of
"The pilots are trained in conditions simulating high-altitude flights"
simulate, assume, sham, feign(verb)
make a pretence of
"She assumed indifference, even though she was seething with anger"; "he feigned sleep"
To model, replicate, duplicate the behavior, appearance or properties of
We will use a smoke machine to simulate the fog you will actually encounter.
Origin: From simulatus, past participle of simulare, from similis; see similar.
to assume the mere appearance of, without the reality; to assume the signs or indications of, falsely; to counterfeit; to feign
Origin: [L. simulatus, p. p. of simulare to simulate; akin to simul at the same time, together, similis like. See Similar, and cf. Dissemble, Semblance.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sim′ū-lāt, v.t. to imitate: to counterfeit: to pretend: to assume the appearance of without the reality.—adjs. Sim′ulant, simulating: replacing, or having the form or appearance of, esp. in biology; Sim′ular, counterfeit, feigned.—n. one who pretends to be what he is not.—ns. Simulā′tion, the act of simulating or putting on what is not true: imitation in form of one word by another: resemblance, similarity; Sim′ulātor, one who simulates.—adj. Sim′ulātory. [L. simulāre, -ātum, to make (something) similar to (another thing)—similis, like.]
The numerical value of simulate in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of simulate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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