Meaning of EMULATE in English



Pronunciation: ' em-y ə - ˌ l ā t, -yü-

Function: transitive verb

Inflected Form: -lat · ed ; -lat · ing

Etymology: Latin aemulatus, past participle of aemulari, from aemulus rivaling

Date: 1582

1 a : to strive to equal or excel b : IMITATE especially : to imitate by means of an emulator

2 : to equal or approach equality with

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.