• IPA: /ˈɛm.jə.leɪt/

emulate (emulates, present participle emulating; past and past participle emulated)

  1. (now rare) To attempt to equal or be the same as.
  2. To copy or imitate, especially a person.
  3. (obsolete) To feel a rivalry with; to be jealous of, to envy.
    • 1624, John Smith, Generall Historie, in Kupperman 1988, p. 146:
      But the councell then present emulating my successe, would not thinke it fit to spare me fortie men to be hazzarded in those unknowne regions [...].
  4. (computing) of a program or device: to imitate another program or device
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  1. (obsolete) Striving to excel; ambitious; emulous.
    • c. 1599–1602, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act I, scene i]:
      A most emulate pride.

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