Dictionary Results for stimulate


1. stimulate - verb

· act as a stimulant; "The book stimulated her imagination"; "This play stimulates"

Synonym(s): excite

Hypernym(s): affect, impact, bear_upon, bear_on, touch_on, touch

Antonym(s): stifle




2. stimulate - verb

· cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner; "The ads induced me to buy a VCR"; "My children finally got me to buy a computer"; "My wife made me buy a new sofa"

Synonym(s): induce, cause, have, get, make




3. stimulate - verb

· stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of; "These stories shook the community"; "the civil war shook the country"

Synonym(s): shake, shake_up, excite, stir

Hypernym(s): arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke




4. stimulate - verb

· cause to be alert and energetic; "Coffee and tea stimulate me"; "This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate"

Synonym(s): arouse, brace, energize, energise, perk_up

Hypernym(s): affect

Antonym(s): sedate




5. stimulate - verb

· cause to occur rapidly; "the infection precipitated a high fever and allergic reactions"

Synonym(s): induce, rush, hasten

Hypernym(s): effect, effectuate, set_up




6. stimulate - verb

· stir feelings in; "stimulate my appetite"; "excite the audience"; "stir emotions"

Synonym(s): excite, stir

Hypernym(s): sensitize, sensitise




7. stimulate - verb

· provide the needed stimulus for

Synonym(s): provoke

Hypernym(s): challenge





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