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emulate

verb [T] uk   /ˈem.jʊ.leɪt/ formal us  
to copy something achieved by someone else and try to do it as well as they have: They hope to emulate the success of other software companies. Fitzgerald is eager to emulate Martin's record of three successive world titles.
emulation
noun [C or U] uk   /ˌem.jʊˈleɪ.ʃən/ us  
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