emulate 真似る

December 30, 2016 =========

☆   emulate  真似る


To emulate someone or something means that you imitate them because you admire them a lot. This is a formal word, and you’d hear it in news reports or read it in books, rather than use it in every day English. The very simple word to use instead of emulate if you are speaking, is “copy.” You could also use “imitate” however, copy is more common. Here are some example sentences using emulate.

She tried to emulate the recent success of her friend.
Please just be yourself, don’t try to emulate me.
He attempted to emulate his boss, in order to get a pay rise.

Have you ever tried to emulate someone? Who was it and why?