Meaning of EMULATE in English

EMULATE

I. transitive verb (-lated; -lating) Etymology: Latin aemulatus, past participle of aemulari, from aemulus rivaling Date: 1582 1. to strive to equal or excel, imitate , to equal or approach equality with, II. adjective Date: 1602 emulous 1b

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