Emulate means to imitate in an effort to equal or excel.
Emulate is a verb.
Synonyms: mimic, imitate, follow, copy.
Mr.Ravi is intelligent to emulate the successful, good people who have gone before him.
Many successful politicians got where they are today by emulating their superiors.
Mr.Naveen imitates the actions of his father, hoping one day to emulate his success.