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Synonyms for emulation
ˌɛm yəˈleɪ ʃənem·u·la·tion

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. emulation

    Aspiration is the desire for excellence, pure and simple. Ambition, literally a going around to solicit votes, has primary reference to the award or approval of others, and is the eager desire of power, fame, or something deemed great and eminent, and viewed as a worthy prize. The prizes of aspiration are virtue, nobility, skill, or other high qualities. The prizes of ambition are advancement, fame, honor, and the like. There is a noble and wise or an ignoble, selfish, and harmful ambition. Emulation is not so much to win any excellence or success for itself as to equal or surpass other persons. There is such a thing as a noble emulation, when those we would equal or surpass are noble, and the means we would use worthy. But, at the highest, emulation is inferior as a motive to aspiration, which seeks the high quality or character for its own sake, not with reference to another. Competition is the striving for something that is sought by another at the same time. Emulation regards the abstract, competition the concrete; rivalry is the same in essential meaning with competition, but differs in the nature of the objects contested for, which, in the case of rivalry, are usually of the nobler sort and less subject to direct gaging, measurement, and rule. We speak of competition in business, emulation in scholarship, rivalry in love, politics, etc.; emulation of excellence, success, achievement; competition for a prize; rivalry between persons or nations. Competition may be friendly, rivalry is commonly hostile. Opposition is becoming a frequent substitute for competition in business language; it implies that the competitor is an opponent and hinderer.

    Synonyms:
    ambition, aspiration, competition, opposition, rivalry

    Antonyms:
    carelessness, contentment, humility, indifference, satisfaction

Princeton's WordNet

  1. emulationnoun

    ambition to equal or excel

  2. emulationnoun

    (computer science) technique of one machine obtaining the same results as another

  3. emulationnoun

    effort to equal or surpass another

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. emulationnoun

    Synonyms:
    rivalry, competition, desire to excel, desire of superiority

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  1. List of paraphrases for "emulation":

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How to use emulation in a sentence?

  1. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Five Touches * The wrong way leads to a wrong destination * Tricks stay tricks; never become a reality * No law becomes effective, if the people stay hunger, even God's law becomes invalid, for that. * Fake one punishes to itself, losing all beneficial factors only for its emulation. * Follow the rules, to stay away from; otherwise, the rules follow you.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    The only life that is ever worthy of emulation/celebration is a life that is being lived or that was lived for others i.e. a charitable/selfless/loveful/impactful life. Now, have you been living for others? I've been living & I'm still living for others . That's why, I've been & I'm still motivating/inspiring you/the world/the posterity ahead.

  3. June Jordan:

    Our children will not survive our habits of thinking, our failures of the spirit, our wreck of the universe into which we bring new life as blithely as we do. Mostly, our children will resemble our own misery and spite and anger, because we give them no choice about it. In the name of motherhood and fatherhood and education and good manners, we threaten and suffocate and bind and ensnare and bribe and trick children into wholesale emulation of our ways.

  4. Jim Myers:

    His desire to share Jesus Christ with others is worthy of emulation.

  5. Jason Scott:

    But damn if so many are good enough. More than good enough. In the right browser, on a speedy machine, it almost feels perfect. The usual debates about the 'realness' of emulation come into play, but it works. a few more, I hope, will go towards games they've never heard of, with rules they have to suss out, and maybe more people will play some of these arcades in the coming months than the games ever saw in their 'real' lifetimes.

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