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simulate

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transitive verb sim·u·late \ˈsim-yə-ˌlāt\

Simple Definition of simulate

  • : to look, feel, or behave like (something)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of simulate

simulated

simulating

  1. 1 :  to give or assume the appearance or effect of often with the intent to deceive :  imitate

  2. 2 :  to make a simulation of (as a physical system)

simulative

play \-ˌlā-tiv\ adjective

Examples of simulate in a sentence

  1. The model will be used to simulate the effects of an earthquake.

  2. <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

assume, affect, pretend, simulate, feign, counterfeit, sham mean to put on a false or deceptive appearance. assume often implies a justifiable motive rather than an intent to deceive <assumed an air of cheerfulness around the patients>. affect implies making a false show of possessing, using, or feeling <affected an interest in art>. pretend implies an overt and sustained false appearance <pretended that nothing had happened>. simulate suggests a close imitation of the appearance of something <cosmetics that simulate a suntan>. feign implies more artful invention than pretend, less specific mimicry than simulate <feigned sickness>. counterfeit implies achieving the highest degree of verisimilitude of any of these words <an actor counterfeiting drunkenness>. sham implies an obvious falseness that fools only the gullible <shammed a most unconvincing limp>.

Medical Dictionary

simulate

play
transitive verb sim·u·late \ˈsim-yə-ˌlāt\

Medical Definition of simulate

simulated

;

simulating

  1. :  to have or produce a symptomatic resemblance to <lesions simulating leprosy>

simulation

\ˌsim-yə-ˈlā-shən\play noun



Law Dictionary

simulate

play
transitive verb sim·u·late \ˈsim-yə-ˌlāt\

Legal Definition of simulate

simulated

simulating

  1. :  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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