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emulate

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Definition imitate (copy)

Much more rarely, emulate can mean to try to reach equality is some sense — as in "This artists' drawings cannot emulate his water colors."
  • It wasn't just that she copied her older sister's hairstyle. She tried to emulate her in every way.
emulate = imitate (copy)
  • It is a good example to emulate.
  • emulate = copy
  • I believe in the way he lives his life, and I try to emulate him.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
  • emulate = imitate (copy)
  • I have tried to stand between these two forces, saying that we need emulate neither the "do nothingism" of the complacent nor the hatred and despair of the black nationalist.
    Martin Luther King, Jr.  --  Letter from a Birmingham Jail
  • emulate = imitate (copy)
  • In addition, he is continually amazed by how much Maxine emulates her parents, how much she respects their tastes and their ways.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • emulates = imitates
  • He wondered if this had been his problem all along— that he'd spent his life emulating what had worked for others.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • emulating = imitating
  • In college McCandless began emulating Tolstoy's asceticism and moral rigor to a degree that first astonished, and then alarmed, those who were close to him.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • emulating = imitating
  • His commitment to their friendship of thirty-odd years is rooted in his admiration of Troy's honesty, capacity for hard work, and his strength, which Bono seeks to emulate.
    August Wilson  --  Fences
  • emulate = imitate (copy)
  • That suggested that they had decided to stop having children, emulating the soap opera characters they admired.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • emulating = imitating
  • I was sure I wanted to emulate their self-sacrifice.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • emulate = imitate (copy)
  • David Beckham, Ronaldo ... , the stars they wanted to emulate on the field.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • emulate = imitate (copy)
  • There is only one respect in which I would like you to emulate your father.
    Tennessee Williams  --  The Glass Menagerie
  • emulate = imitate (copy)
  • Max was looking to emulate his moment of glory.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • emulate = imitate (copy)
  • It pointed to the stars and tried to emulate the shaman's speech, but struggled to do so.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • emulate = imitate (copy)
  • Fastidious Johnny had bought his own cup, emulating men who were in better circumstances.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • emulating = imitating
  • Milkman feared his father, respected him, but knew, because of the leg, that he could never emulate him.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • emulate = imitate
  • The boys who had been so trained by the computer that even when they played against each other they each tried to emulate the computer.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender's Game
  • emulate = imitate
  • She couldn't stand racists of either color and had great distaste for bourgeois blacks who sought to emulate rich whites by putting on airs and "doing silly things like..."
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • emulate = imitate (copy)
  • Really, considering everything I'd just gone through, Harriet was someone I should be trying to emulate, not convince otherwise.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Lock and Key
  • emulate = imitate (copy)
  • In her worry over Brett's wanting to emulate his father, ...
    Stephen King  --  Cujo
emulate = imitate (copy)

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