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 for emulate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Emulate \Em"u*late\, a. [L. aemulatus, p. p. of aemulari, fr.
     aemulus emulous; prob. akin to E. imitate.]
     Striving to excel; ambitious; emulous. [Obs.] "A most emulate
     pride." --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Emulate \Em"u*late\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Emulated; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Emulating.]
     To strive to equal or to excel in qualities or actions; to
     imitate, with a view to equal or to outdo, to vie with; to
     rival; as, to emulate the good and the great.
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           Thine eye would emulate the diamond.     --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  emulate
      v 1: strive to equal or match, especially by imitating; "He is
           emulating the skating skills of his older sister"
      2: imitate the function of (another system), as by modifying the
         hardware or the software
      3: compete with successfully; approach or reach equality with;
         "This artist's drawings cannot emulate his water colors"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  20 Moby Thesaurus words for "emulate":
     challenge, challenge comparison, compete, compete with, cope,
     copy after, equal, follow, follow like sheep, follow suit, jockey,
     meet, model after, outvie, pattern after, rival, take after,
     test one another, vie, vie with
  
  

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