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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: aemulatus, past participle of aemulari 'to (try to) be as good as another'

emulate

verb
     
em‧u‧late [transitive]
to do something or behave in the same way as someone else, especially because you admire them [= imitate]:
He hoped to emulate the success of Wilder.
emulation noun [uncountable]

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