What does emulate mean?

Definitions for emulate
ˈɛm yəˌleɪt; -lɪtem·u·late

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. emulateverb

    strive to equal or match, especially by imitating

    "He is emulating the skating skills of his older sister"

  2. emulateverb

    imitate the function of (another system), as by modifying the hardware or the software

  3. emulateverb

    compete with successfully; approach or reach equality with

    "This artist's drawings cannot emulate his water colors"


  1. emulateverb

    To attempt to equal or be the same as.

  2. emulateverb

    To copy or imitate, especially a person.

  3. emulateverb

    To feel a rivalry with; to be jealous of, to envy.

  4. emulateverb

    (computing) of a program or device to imitate another program or device

Webster Dictionary

  1. Emulateadjective

    striving to excel; ambitious; emulous

    Etymology: [L. aemulatus, p. p. of aemulari, fr. aemulus emulous; prob. akin to E. imitate.]

  2. Emulateverb

    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; as, to emulate the good and the great

    Etymology: [L. aemulatus, p. p. of aemulari, fr. aemulus emulous; prob. akin to E. imitate.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Emulate

    em′ū-lāt, v.t. to strive to equal or excel: to imitate, with a view to equal or excel: to rival.—adj. (Shak.) ambitious.—n. Emulā′tion, act of emulating or attempting to equal or excel: rivalry: competition: contest: (obs.) jealous rivalry.—adj. Em′ulative, inclined to emulation, rivalry, or competition.—n. Em′ulator:—fem. Em′ulatress.—adj. Em′ulatory, arising from or expressing emulation.—v.t. Em′ule (obs), to emulate.—adj. Em′ulous, eager to emulate: desirous of like excellence with another: engaged in competition or rivalry.—adv. Em′ulouslyn. Em′ulousness. [L. æmulāri, æmulātusæmulus, striving with.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of emulate in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of emulate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of emulate in a Sentence

  1. Joe Desilets:

    The enthusiasm and desire to get involved and have an impact on behalf of conservative candidates is great, but it hurts the established and effective conservative organizations that all of these new groups want to emulate.

  2. Ehsan Sehgal:

    No one can emulate such film, video, history, book, and whatever else as its memories can reflect and mirror exactly from its childhood until now.

  3. Sarah Paulson:

    I mean [ Fletcher ] won an Academy Award doing it, so there's no where to go but down, i absolutely feel that pressure because I have an enormous reverence for Louis Fletcher and for Louise Fletcher portrayal in that movie and for the movie itself. This story stands on its own in Sixth Sense that we are starting many years prior to when we meet Nurse Ratched in the movie' Cuckoos Nest,' so I know that I'm not going to be trying to emulate what she did because this is prior to her doing what she did in the movie. I have a little bit of leeway there, but I'm certainly thinking about it.

  4. Anthea Butler:

    This is him pandering, he is not with them right now, he is trying to emulate (Mike) Huckabee.

  5. Thomas Bowers:

    He (Wright Jr.) is going to be affected throughout his entire life not having his father there to take him to prom or give him advice, to argue with and not having his father to be able to emulate... and to be able to mimic like my kids do to me, who is he going to follow through life?

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a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow)
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