emulate - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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/ˈemjʊleɪt/
present tense
I/you/we/theyemulate
he/she/itemulates
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

derived word

emulation

 

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/ˌemjʊˈleɪʃ(ə)n/
noun [uncountable]