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Definition of "simulate" [sim•u•late]

  • To have or take on the appearance, form, or sound of; imitate. (verb-transitive)
  • To make in imitation of or as a substitute for. See Synonyms at imitate. (verb-transitive)
  • To make a pretense of; feign: simulate interest. (verb-transitive)
  • To create a representation or model of (a physical system or particular situation, for example). (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "simulate" in a sentence
  • "Frasca says that to simulate is to model a (source) system through a different system which maintains to somebody some of the behaviors of the original system. ["
  • "It could as well have been processed wood pulp, or peanut shells, or coffee bean hulls, made in patented ways to "simulate" - tobacco "" that is, to lie by its appearance."
  • "I use these markers to create this red region, which is the part that I want to make a ringtone out of, and I hit this button called simulate ringtone just to check it."