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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to trick or confuse (someone)

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