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Examples of emulate in a Sentence
- If you are talking to someone younger, do not condescend. If you are talking to someone older, back up feelings with facts and never be in such a rush to make your point that you forget the art of listening. And please, no one try to emulate the histrionic, discursive style of any talking heads you see on television. —William Norwich, Vogue, 9 Sept. 2008
- Although some schools are postponing new projects because of the faltering economy, others are forging ahead with plans to emulate freshman programs that have long existed at some of the nation's oldest colleges. —Jeninne Lee-St. John, Time, 27 Oct. 2008
- I started out emulating Chandler in that first book, maybe the first book and a half, because I was in my novitiate, and whenever I wasn't clear on what to do I would actively think about Chandler and what Marlow would have done. —Robert B. Parker et al., Colloquium on Crime, 1986
She grew up emulating her sports heroes.
artists emulating the style of their teachers
Recent Examples of emulate from the Web
Artificial intelligence is software that enables computers to emulate human intelligence, handling tasks such as recognizing and processing images or language in applications including autonomous driving.
In fact, Trump has created a model for other insurgents to emulate—and the Republican establishment, through its failures of governing in the majority, has paved the way for them.
Ford's bet-the-company move in 1985 was emulated again more than two decades later when another risk-taking and revered executive, CEO Alan Mulally, revived the Taurus nameplate that the company had abandoned.
The team also re-designed the kits so that the final product would look more like what it was supposed to be emulating, whether that was a piano or a fishing rod.
But there is sweetness enough in the very fine food made with care and in the cordial and solicitous staff, whose skill and thoughtfulness could be emulated by some of the higher-end restaurantes in town.
The customizable instrument cluster — inch for inch the most valuable real estate in the cabin — is what other automakers should emulate.
Another approach is to more closely emulate the University of California’s admission system.
Now, Kardashian is emulating the Egyptian queen again, this time with a beauty-centric spread lead by the makeup artist royalty Pat Mcgrath for Violet Grey's The Violet Files.
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Did You Know?
If imitation really is the sincerest form of flattery, to paraphrase Charles C. Colton (circa 1780-1832), then past speakers of English clearly had a great admiration for the Latin language. The verb emulate joined the ranks of Latin-derived English terms in 1582. It comes from aemulus, a Latin term for rivaling or envious. Two related adjectives - emulate and emulous - appeared around the same time as the verb emulate. Both mean striving to emulate or sometimes jealous, but emulous is rare these days, and the adjective emulate is obsolete. The latter did have a brief moment of glory, however, when Shakespeare used it in Hamlet:
"Our last king,
Whose image even but now appear'd to us,
Was, as you know, by Fortinbras of Norway,
Thereto prick'd on by a most emulate pride,
Dar'd to the combat. . . ."
EMULATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of emulate for English Language Learners
: to try to be like (someone or something you admire)
EMULATE Defined for Kids
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