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
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not.
You can repaint, and pour concrete, to hide radioactive residue or simulate the tests with non-nuclear material.
If the programmer can simulate a construct faster then the compiler can implement the construct itself, then the compiler writer has blown it badly.
I'd like to have about a dozen Cobra helicopters spread my ashes, simulate some kind of missile attack just like Vietnam again. That would be awesome.
A Mars landing makes a space landing look like a walk in the park, you drop like a stone on Mars compared to how you land on Earth. We want to simulate and understand what would happen if they had just spent nine months on Mars.
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