emulate was our Word of the Day on 02/25/2008. Hear the podcast!
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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
Goodwin has particular fun emulating Clay/Ali’s penchant for rhyming.
Iran is already emulating North Korea by using Hezbollah’s missiles to hold Israeli cities hostage.
At the same time, Trump has a loyal base of millennial supporters who are digging in, speaking out and even emulating his controversial brand of politics.
His father, who was a musician himself under the moniker Dark Skies, never wrestled with his son, who eagerly wanted to emulate his artistry.
So the Pennsylvania court emulated a federal district court in Wisconsin in looking beyond the usual considerations and challenging partisan gerrymanders not for how they were devised but for their partisan impact.
Nothing stood still on the ship, but life emulated the motion of the sea.
James Hunt, the president of Coral Ridge Properties, which built the city starting in 1963, wanted the city to emulate the Old South.
When basketball players were in college during the Michael Jordan Era, guards and wings trying to emulate the superstar would drive through the lane with their tongues hanging out.
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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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