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simulate

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Definition make an imitation or representation of
  • A computer model is used to simulate the effects of wind.
simulate = imitate or represent
  • Our police are tested in conditions that simulate high-pressure gunfire exchange with criminals in the presence of innocent bystanders.
  • simulate = imitate
  • We train pilots train in a flight simulator before they actually fly the new plane.
  • They simulated a nuclear strike in the war games.
  • The software can create simulated textures.
  • We show them how to take cover from aircraft, how to simulate a dead man when one is overrun in an attack, how to time hand-grenades so that they explode half a second before hitting the ground...
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • simulate = imitate
  • At such moments he charged Buck, who retreated craftily, luring him on by a simulated inability to escape.
    Jack London  --  The Call of the Wild
  • simulated = pretended (not real)
  • We have programmed the computer to simulate the kinds of situations we might expect in encounters with the enemy.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender's Game
  • simulate = imitate
  • Simulations aren't real; they pose no real threat to me, so logically, I shouldn't be afraid of them, but my reaction is visceral.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • simulations = non-real environments (made to seem real)
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tions", converts a verb into a plural noun that denotes results of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in actions, illustrations, and observations.)
  • Later he punctured her calf to simulate snakebite so she could use it in some way as an excuse for not being on time to shake worms from tobacco leaves.
    Toni Morrison  --  Beloved
  • simulate = imitate
  • We spent the next few months doing a lot of simulations in places like Louisiana and good old Fort Bragg, where we basically learned the best ways to kill people and break things; and after a while, my unit, as part of the First Infantry Division—aka the Big Red One—was sent to Germany.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • simulations = practices in non-real environments made to imitate or represent real situations
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tions", converts a verb into a plural noun that denotes results of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in actions, illustrations, and observations.)
  • The 12TH JUROR crosses to the 8TH JUROR and using his closed hand, simulates stabbing the 8TH JUROR in the chest.
    Reginald Rose  --  Twelve Angry Men
  • simulates = makes an imitation or representation of
  • She listened to the song of night birds—no simulation, but the real thing—that hung on the fragrant air like tears.
    J.D. Robb  --  Glory in Death
  • simulation = artificial imitation
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • The head zoo keeper ordered a crane operator, who was standing by, to drop a navy blue canopy over the dome, thus simulating Earthling night inside.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • simulating = imitating
  • These are gluten-free, no-sugar-added, vitamin-enriched, soy-free, goat-milk-and-seaweed-based cupcake simulations.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • simulations = imitations (not "real" cupcakes)
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tions", converts a verb into a plural noun that denotes results of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in actions, illustrations, and observations.)
  • The lush pool with an overhead that could simulate starlight, sunshine, or moonbeams at the flick of a control;
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • simulate = imitate
  • The coat was beautiful, white simulated-fur,
    Jill McCorkle  --  Ferris Beach
  • simulated = imitation
  • everything was simulated — but you are required to behave as if it is all real.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Starship Troopers
  • simulated = imitating a real situation
  • M, O, A, I;—This simulation is not as the former:—and yet, to crush this a little, it would bow to me, for every one of these letters are in my name.
    William Shakespeare  --  Twelfth Night
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • If she was good with computers, it was only as a hobby, and I doubt that a computer hobby would enable someone to fiddle with an Erudite simulation.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
simulation = a non-real environment (made to seem real)
(editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)

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