EM'ULATE, v.t. [L. oemulor; Gr. strife, contest.]1. To strive to equal or excel, in qualities or actions; to imitate, with a view to equal or excel; to vie with; to rival. Learn early to emulate the good and the great. Emulate the virtues and shun the vices of distinguished men.2. To be equal to.Thy eye would emulate the diamond.3. To imitate; to resemble. [Unusual.]Convulsion emulating the motion of laughter.
EM'ULATE, a. Ambitious. [Little used.]