Part of speech: verb

To strive to equal or surpass; vie with.

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Usage examples "emulate":

  1. I will emulate them. - "Seraphita", Honore de Balzac.
  2. Nevertheless, he could emulate Courtenay's coolness. - "The Captain of the Kansas", Louis Tracy.
  3. He should not, then, dispute with either of them; but, as both coveted the praise, why should they not emulate each other by promoting this improvement in the condition of the human race? - "The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave-Trade, by the British Parliament (1839)", Thomas Clarkson.