Meaning of EMULATE in English

EMULATE

/ ˈemjuleɪt; NAmE / verb [ vn ]

1.

( formal ) to try to do sth as well as sb else because you admire them :

She hopes to emulate her sister's sporting achievements.

2.

( computing ) ( of a computer program, etc. ) to work in the same way as another computer, etc. and perform the same tasks

►  emu·la·tion / ˌemjuˈleɪʃn; NAmE / noun [ U , C ]

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WORD ORIGIN

late 16th cent.: from Latin aemulat- rivalled, equalled, from the verb aemulari , from aemulus rival.

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