"simulate" in the verb sense
1. imitate, copy, simulate
reproduce someone's behavior or looks
"The mime imitated the passers-by"
"Children often copy their parents or older siblings"
2. model, simulate
create a representation or model of
"The pilots are trained in conditions simulating high-altitude flights"
3. simulate, assume, sham, feign
make a pretence of
"She assumed indifference, even though she was seething with anger"
"he feigned sleep"
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