emulate - vocabulary

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To imitate with the intent to equal or surpass.
Gentlemen, I had hoped you might emulate your Saxon forefathers, who thought it not creditable to be unprepared for anything.

—President Woodrow Wilson In Wilson: The Academic Years by Henry W. Bragdon President Wilson was speaking to students at Wesleyan University who said they were unprepared for a test.

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