Meaning of EMULATE in English


[em.u.late] vt -lat.ed ; [L aemulatus, pp. of aemulari, fr. aemulus rivaling] (1582) 1 a: to strive to equal or excel b: imitate; esp: to imitate by means of an emulator

2: to equal or approach equality with

[2]em.u.late adj (1602) obs: emulous 1b "pricked on by a most ~ pride --Shak."

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