AskDefine | Define emulate

Dictionary Definition



1 strive to equal or match, especially by imitating; "He is emulating the skating skills of his older sister"
2 imitate the function of (another system), as by modifying the hardware or the software
3 compete with successfully; approach or reach equality with; "This artists's drawings cannot emulate his water colors"

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. To copy or imitate, especially a person
  2. (computing) of a program or device to imitate another program or device

Related terms




  1. Form of Second-person plural present tense, emulare
  2. Form of Second-person plural imperative, emulare#Italian|emulare

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emulate in Czech: Emulátor
emulate in Danish: Emulator
emulate in German: Emulator
emulate in Estonian: Emulaator
emulate in Spanish: Emulador
emulate in French: Émulation
emulate in Korean: 에뮬레이터
emulate in Ido: Emuleso
emulate in Indonesian: Emulator
emulate in Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): Emulator
emulate in Italian: Emulatore
emulate in Hebrew: אמולציה
emulate in Lithuanian: Emuliatorius
emulate in Hungarian: Emulátor
emulate in Dutch: Emulator
emulate in Japanese: エミュレータ
emulate in Norwegian: Emulator
emulate in Norwegian Nynorsk: Emulator
emulate in Polish: Emulator
emulate in Portuguese: Emulador
emulate in Russian: Эмуляция
emulate in Simple English: Emulator
emulate in Serbian: Емулатор
emulate in Finnish: Emulaattori
emulate in Swedish: Emulator
emulate in Turkish: Öykünme
emulate in Chinese: 模拟器

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

challenge, challenge comparison, compete, compete with, cope, copy after, equal, follow, follow like sheep, follow suit, jockey, meet, model after, outvie, pattern after, rival, take after, test one another, vie, vie with
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