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English verb: simulate

1. simulate (creation) reproduce someone's behavior or looks

SamplesThe mime imitated the passers-by.
Children often copy their parents or older siblings.

Synonymscopy, imitate

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)reproduce

Narrower (hyponym)conform to, emulate, follow, follow, mime, mimic, mock, model, pattern, take after, take off

2. simulate (creation) create a representation or model of

SamplesThe pilots are trained in conditions simulating high-altitude flights.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)re-create

3. simulate (creation) make a pretence of

SamplesShe assumed indifference, even though she was seething with anger.
He feigned sleep.

Synonymsassume, feign, sham

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)act, dissemble, pretend

Narrower (hyponym)feint, play

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