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verb [transitive] emulate pronunciation in American English /ˈemjəˌleɪt/
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present tense
present participleemulating
past tenseemulated
past participleemulated
  1. 1
    formal to try to be like someone or something else, usually because you admire them

    a legal system that has been emulated all over the world

  2. 2
    computing if one computer system or program emulates another, it behaves in the same way

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 emulate pronunciation in American English /ˌemjəˈleɪʃ(ə)n/ noun [uncountable]

sea lion

in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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