e.g.Her style of painting has been imitated by other artists.
simulate可以指假装,扮作 e.g.I tried to simulate surprise at the news.
或是,(用电脑,模型等)模拟,e.g.Computer software can be used to simulate conditions on the seabed.,所以与Imitate不同.
emulate是指努力赶上别人的成就的那种模仿行为:to copy something achieved by someone else and try to do it as well as they have:
e.g.They hope to emulate the success of other software companies.