simulate - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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/ˈsɪmjʊleɪt/
present tense
I/you/we/theysimulate
he/she/itsimulates
present participlesimulating
past tensesimulated
past participlesimulated
  1. 1
    to produce the features of something in a way that seems real but is not
  2. 3
    to pretend to feel or think something

    He lifted his hands in a gesture meant to simulate amazement.