Definition of aemulor
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LNS
aemulor, aemulārī, aemulātus sum
aemulus
deponent verb (1st conjugation)
  1. to rival, to endeavor to equal or to excel one, to emulate, vie with
  2. to equal one by emulating
  3. to strive after or vie with enviously, to be envious of, be jealous of
Abbreviations
aemulor, ātus, 1, v. dep. aemulus, to rival, to endeavor to equal or to excel one, to emulate, vie with, in a good and bad sense; hence (as a consequence of this action). to equal one by emulating. In a good sense, constr. with acc., v. II.: quoniam aemulari non licet, nunc invides, Plaut. Mil. 3, 2, 26: omnes ejus instituta laudare facilius possunt quam aemulari, Cic. Fl. 26; Nep. Epam. 5; Liv. 1, 18; cf. Tac. H. 3, 81: Pindarum quisquis studet aemulari, * Hor. C. 4, 2, 1; Quint. 10, 1, 62: severitatem alicujus, Tac. H. 2, 68: virtutes majorum, id. Agr. 15 et saep.

—Transf. of things: Basilicae uvae Albanum vinum aemulantur, Plin. 14, 2, 4, § 30.

—Prov.: aemulari umbras, to fight shadows, Prop. 3, 32, 19 (cf. Cic. Att. 15, 20: qui umbras timet).

— In a bad sense, to strive after or vie with enviously, to be envious of, be jealous of, ζηλοτυπεῖν; constr. with dat., while in the first signif. down to Quint. with acc.; v. Spald. ad Quint. 10, 1, 122; Rudd. II. p. 151: iis aemulemur, qui ea habent, quae nos habere cupimus, Cic. Tusc. 1, 19; cf. 4, 26; Just. 6, 9.

—Also with cum: ne mecum aemuletur, Liv. 28, 43: inter se, Tac. H. 2, 81.

—With inf.: aemulabantur corruptissimum quemque pretio inlicere, Tac. H. 2, 62.

—Hence, * aemulanter, adv., emulously, Tert. c. Haer. 40.
 
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