Definitions for: Simulate

[v] make a pretence of; "She assumed indifference, even though she was seething with anger"; "he feigned sleep"
[v] create a representation or model of; "The pilots are trained in conditions simulating high-altitude flights"
[v] reproduce someone's behavior or looks; "The mime imitated the passers-by"; "Children often copy their parents or older siblings"

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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.

The Puritans, even in the depths of the dungeons to
which she had sent them, prayed, and with no simulated
fervor, that she might be kept from the dagger of the
assassin. --Macaulay.

Synonyms: assume, copy, feign, imitate, model, sham

See Also: act, conform to, dissemble, emulate, feint, follow, mime, mimic, mock, pattern, play, pretend, re-create, reproduce, take after, take off

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