Meaning of “emulate” in the English Dictionary

"emulate" in British English

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emulateverb [ T ]

uk /ˈem.jə.leɪt/ us /ˈem.jə.leɪt/ formal
emulation
noun [ C or U ] uk /ˌem.jəˈleɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌem.jəˈleɪ.ʃən/

(Definition of “emulate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"emulate" in American English

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emulateverb [ T ]

us /ˈem·jəˌleɪt/

to copy someone’s behavior or try to be like someone else because you admire or respect that person:

Officials are looking to emulate successful ideas from other cities.
He just wants to emulate his dad.

(Definition of “emulate” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)