sim·u·late /ˈsɪmjəˌlet/ 及物動詞
Sim·u·late a. Feigned; pretended.
Sim·u·late v. t. [imp. & p. p. Simulated p. pr. & vb. n. Simulating.] To assume the mere appearance of, without the reality; to assume the signs or indications of, falsely; to counterfeit; to feign.
The Puritans, even in the depths of the dungeons to which she had sent them, prayed, and with no simulated fervor, that she might be kept from the dagger of the assassin. --Macaulay.
v 1: reproduce someone's behavior or looks; "The mime imitated
the passers-by"; "Children often copy their parents or
older siblings" [syn: imitate, copy]
2: create a representation or model of; "The pilots are trained
in conditions simulating high-altitude flights" [syn: model]
3: make a pretence of; "She assumed indifference, even though
she was seething with anger"; "he feigned sleep" [syn: assume,