emulate ( emulates 3rd person present) ( emulating present participle) ( emulated past tense & past participle ) If you emulate something or someone, you imitate them because you admire them a great deal.
Sons are traditionally expected to emulate their fathers. V n
...a role model worthy of emulation.
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challenge, competition, contention, contest, copying, envy, following, imitation, jealousy, mimicry, rivalry, strife
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