Simple Definition of simulate
: to look, feel, or behave like (something)
Examples of simulate in a sentence
The model will be used to simulate the effects of an earthquake.
<cosmetics that simulate a suntan>
Did You Know?
The zircon, that favorite of home shopping channels, simulates a diamond—more or less. A skilled furrier can dye lower-grade furs to simulate real mink. A skilled actress can simulate a range of emotions from absolute joy to crushing despair. And an apparatus that simulates the hazards of driving while intoxicated is likely to provide some very real benefits.
Origin and Etymology of simulate
Latin simulatus, past participle of simulare to copy, represent, feign, from similis like — more at same
First Known Use: 1652
Synonym Discussion of simulate
Legal Definition of simulate
: to make or carry out in a manner that does not express one's true intent <a simulated sale of the debtor's property in which no consideration was paid>
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