Synonyms and Antonyms of emulate

  1. 1 to be the same in meaning or effect what they offered at the new resort didn't begin to emulate the kind of pampering we were used to getting at the resort that closed down Synonyms add up (to), come (to), correspond (to), amount, equalRelated Words approach, match, measure (up), meet, rival, touch; connote, denote, express, import, mean, signify, smack (of), spell, suggest

  2. 2 to use (someone or something) as the model for one's speech, mannerisms, or behavior a pro athlete who has often said that children should emulate their parents—not him Synonyms ape, copy, copycat, imitate, mime, mimicRelated Words ditto, echo, reecho, repeat; burlesque, caricature, lampoon, mock, parody, travesty; impersonate, perform, play; pantomime

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capable of being understood in two ways

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