simulate

  • 1 simulate — sim·u·late / sim yə ˌlāt/ vt lat·ed, lat·ing in the civil law of Louisiana: to make or carry out in a manner that does not express one s true intent a simulated sale of the debtor s property in which no consideration was paid Merriam Webster’s… …

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  • 2 simulate — [sim′yo͞o lāt΄, sim′yəlāt΄] vt. simulated, simulating [< L simulatus, pp. of simulare, to feign < simul, together with, at the same time: see SAME] 1. to give a false indication or appearance of; pretend; feign [to simulate an interest] 2.… …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 Simulate — Sim u*late, a. [L. simulatus, p. p. of simulare to simulate; akin to simul at the same time, together, similis like. See {Similar}, and cf. {Dissemble}, {Semblance}.] Feigned; pretended. Bale. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Simulate — Sim u*late, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Simulated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Simulating}.] To assume the mere appearance of, without the reality; to assume the signs or indications of, falsely; to counterfeit; to feign. [1913 Webster] The Puritans, even in the… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 simulate — (v.) 1620s (implied in simulated), from L. simulatus, pp. of simulare (see SIMULATION (Cf. simulation)). First record of simulated in sense of imitative for purposes of experiment or training is from 1966 (simulation in this sense dates from… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 simulate — feign, counterfeit, sham, pretend, *assume, affect Analogous words: dissemble, *disguise, cloak, mask, camouflage: ape, mock, mimic, imitate, *copy …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 simulate — [v] pretend, imitate act, act like, affect, ape, assume, bluff, borrow, cheat, concoct, copy, counterfeit, crib*, deceive, disguise, dissemble, do, do a take off*, do like*, equivocate, exaggerate, fabricate, fake, favor, feature, feign, fence,… …

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  • 8 simulate — ► VERB ▪ imitate or reproduce the appearance, character, or conditions of. DERIVATIVES simulant noun simulation noun. ORIGIN Latin simulare copy, represent …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 simulate — [[t]sɪ̱mjʊleɪt[/t]] simulates, simulating, simulated 1) VERB If you simulate an action or a feeling, you pretend that you are doing it or feeling it. [V n] They rolled about on the Gilligan Road, simulating a bloodthirsty fight... [V ed] He… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 simulate — 01. Wind tunnels [simulate] the conditions a vehicle will encounter when it moves through the air. 02. Warning: This movie contains scenes of [simulated] sex. 03. Using virtual reality, doctors can experiment with new procedures on [simulated]… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 11 simulate — simulation sim‧u‧la‧tion [ˌsɪmjˈleɪʆn] noun [countable, uncountable] an activity or situation that produces conditions which are not real, but have the appearance of being real, used especially for testing something: • A computer simulation… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 12 simulate — verb ADVERB ▪ accurately, closely ▪ The device simulates conditions in space very closely. VERB + SIMULATE ▪ be designed to, be used to ▪ …

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  • 13 simulate — UK [ˈsɪmjʊleɪt] / US [ˈsɪmjəˌleɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms simulate : present tense I/you/we/they simulate he/she/it simulates present participle simulating past tense simulated past participle simulated 1) to produce the features of… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 simulate — simulative, simulatory /sim yeuh leuh tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj. simulatively, adv. v. /sim yeuh layt /; adj. /sim yeuh lit, layt /, v., simulated, simulating, adj. v.t. 1. to create a simulation, likeness, or model of (a situation, system, or the… …

    Universalium

  • 15 simulate — verb (T) 1 to make or produce something that is not real but has the appearance of being real: a machine that simulates conditions in space | A sheet of metal can be shaken to simulate thunder. 2 formal to pretend to have a feeling; feign: We… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 simulate — sim•u•late [[t]ˈsɪm yəˌleɪt[/t]] v. t. lat•ed, lat•ing 1) to create a simulation or model of: to simulate crisis conditions[/ex] 2) to make a pretense of; feign: to simulate illness[/ex] 3) to assume or have the appearance or characteristics of:… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 17 simulate — verb /sɪmjʉːleɪt/ To model, replicate, duplicate the behavior, appearance or properties of We will use a smoke machine to simulate the fog you will actually encounter. See Also: similar, similarity, simile, simulacrum, simuland, simulant …

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  • 18 simulate — See dissimulate. See dissimulate, simulate …

    Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • 19 simulate — sim|u|late [ˈsımjuleıt] v [T] [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of simulare to copy , from similis; SIMILAR] 1.) to make or produce something that is not real but has the appearance or feeling of being real ▪ a machine that… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 simulate — sim|u|late [ sımjə,leıt ] verb transitive 1. ) to produce the features of something in a way that seems real but is not: training exercises that simulated a medical emergency The delegates were shown computer models used for simulating battle… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English