Friday, 29th February 2008 : Today's Word is ...
( Verb )
Pronunciation : �mmye-l�yt
Past and past participle : emulated
Present participle : emulating
3rd person present singular : emulates
1. to try to equal or surpass somebody or something that is successful or admired
2. to be successful in comparison with somebody or something else
3. to modify a computer system so that it appears to behave like another computer system, and can thereby accept data and run programs that are designed for the system being emulated
4. COMPUT : to modify to imitate another computer system
5. to compete successfully with somebody or something
6. to take as a model or make conform to a model
Late 16th century - Latin aemulat - past participle of aemulari - to rival - aemulus - rival
compete with, vie with, contend with, rival, outdo, match, imitate, follow, copy, mimic, ape, model yourself on, pattern yourself after
� Emulate means to strive to equal, excel, or match by imitating.
� Imitate means to reproduce or copy someone's behavior or looks.
� Follow means to travel behind, go after or come after.
� Succeed means to come next in time or succession, follow after another or to attain success, reach a goal.
� Xerox is actually a trademark for copies made on that brand of machine
� Copy is a duplicate made in any of a number of ways.
� Photocopy is a duplicate made using a machine with a photographic process.
abandon, desert, give up, leave, retreat, differ, disproportion, imbalance
� Many students try to emulate their favorite teacher in their quest for knowledge.
� The American company emulated its successful Japanese competitor but never quite managed to do as well.
� Little Joey imitated his athletic older brother in the hope of one day emulating his success.
� I got ahead by emulating those who had gone before me.
� He did his best to emulate his father as a concert violinist.
� I am not going to emulate that celebrated lady by either refusing or accepting any one before he axes me.
� Do not try to emulate the achievement of better-funded ventures.
� A Jackdaw, who witnessed the capture of the lamb, was stirred with envy and determined to emulate the strength and flight of the Eagle.
� Some smaller cities now emulate the major capitals in their cultural offerings.
� emulative : Adjective
� emulatively : Adverb
� emulator : Noun
� emulation : Noun
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