Em·u·late a. Striving to excel; ambitious; emulous. [Obs.] “A most emulate pride.”
Em·u·late v. t. [imp. & p. p. Emulated p. pr. & vb. n. Emulating ] To strive to equal or to excel in qualities or actions; to imitate, with a view to equal or to outdo, to vie with; to rival; as, to emulate the good and the great.
Thine eye would emulate the diamond. --Shak.
v 1: strive to equal or match, especially by imitating; "He is
emulating the skating skills of his older sister"
2: imitate the function of (another system), as by modifying
the hardware or the software
3: compete with successfully; approach or reach equality with;
"This artists's drawings cannot emulate his water colors"