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emulate


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Emulate  \Em"u*late\,  a.  [L.  aemulatus  p.  p.  of  aemulari  fr 
  aemulus  emulous;  prob.  akin  to  E.  imitate.] 
  Striving  to  excel;  ambitious;  emulous.  [Obs.]  ``A  most 
  emulate  pride.''  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Emulate  \Em"u*late\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Emulated};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Emulating}.] 
  To  strive  to  equal  or  to  excel  in  qualities  or  actions;  to 
  imitate,  with  a  view  to  equal  or  to  outdo,  to  vie  with  to 
  rival;  as  to  emulate  the  good  and  the  great. 
 
  Thine  eye  would  emulate  the  diamond.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  emulate 
  v  :  strive  to  equal  or  match  [syn:  {copy}] 




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