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simulate

verb [T] uk   /ˈsɪm.jʊ.leɪt/ us  
to do or make something that looks real but is not real: In cheap furniture, plastic is often used to simulate wood. formal Ruth simulated pleasure at seeing Simon, but really she wished he hadn't come. Some driving teachers use computers to simulate (= represent) different road conditions for learners to practise on.
simulated
adjective uk   /-leɪ.tɪd/ us    /-leɪ.t̬ɪd/
Translations of “simulate”
in Spanish simular…
in French simuler…
in German simulieren…
in Chinese (Traditional) 類比,模仿, 假裝,僞裝…
in Russian моделировать, воспроизводить…
in Turkish benzetmek, taklidini yapmak, yalandan yapmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 模拟,模仿, 假装,伪装…
in Polish symulować…
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