To take as a model or make conform to a model
To strive against (others) for victory
We tried to emulate what we had seen in the morning.
He tried to emulate the recent success of mine.
"The white dress, blonde hair and her trying to emulate Annie Quincy...it frightens me," Cynthia said with a shudder.
His proposals came to nothing, but he continued the struggle at a series of diets, and urged the Germans to emulate the courage and union of the Swiss cantons.
They were able to emulate the achievements of their predecessors of twelve months ago.