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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: , past participle of simulare 'to copy', from similis; SIMILAR

simulate

verb
     
sim‧u‧late [transitive]
1 to make or produce something that is not real but has the appearance or feeling of being real:
a machine that simulates conditions in space
Interviews can be simulated in the classroom.
2 formal to pretend to have a feeling:
He found it impossible to simulate grief.

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