Definition of Stimulate

1. Verb. Act as a stimulant. "This play stimulates"

Exact synonyms: Excite
Generic synonyms: Affect, Bear On, Bear Upon, Impact, Touch, Touch On
Specialized synonyms: Invigorate, Quicken, Innervate, Irritate
Derivative terms: Excitant, Excitation, Excitatory, Excitement, Stimulant, Stimulant, Stimulative, Stimulus
Antonyms: Stifle



2. Verb. Cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner. "They stimulate him to write the letter"; "My wife made me buy a new sofa"

3. Verb. Stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of. "The performance is likely to stimulate Sue"; "The civil war shook the country"

4. Verb. Cause to be alert and energetic. "This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate"

5. Verb. Cause to occur rapidly. "The infection precipitated a high fever and allergic reactions"
Exact synonyms: Hasten, Induce, Rush
Generic synonyms: Effect, Effectuate, Set Up
Derivative terms: Inducing, Induction

6. Verb. Stir feelings in. "Stir emotions"

7. Verb. Provide the needed stimulus for. "They stimulate him to write the letter"
Exact synonyms: Provoke
Specialized synonyms: Entice, Lure, Tempt, Rejuvenate, Jog, Incite, Instigate, Set Off, Stir Up, Agitate, Foment, Stir Up
Generic synonyms: Challenge
Derivative terms: Provocation, Provocation, Provocative, Stimulant, Stimulus

Definition of Stimulate

1. v. t. To excite as if with a goad; to excite, rouse, or animate, to action or more vigorous exertion by some pungent motive or by persuasion; as, to stimulate one by the hope of reward, or by the prospect of glory.

Definition of Stimulate

1. Verb. To encourage into action. ¹

2. Verb. To arouse an organism to functional activity. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Stimulate

1. [v -LATED, -LATING, -LATES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Stimulate

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stimulant
stimulant drug
stimulants
stimulate (current term)
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stimulated emission depletion microscope
stimulated emission depletion microscopy
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Literary usage of Stimulate

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1. A History of Commerce by Clive Day (1907)
"Attempts of the French government to stimulate commercial expansion have not met the expectations of their promoters. The government has built up a colonial ..."

2. A History of Commerce by Clive Day (1907)
"Failure of the government in its attempts to stimulate commerce. — Attempts of the French government to stimulate commercial expansion have not met the ..."

3. A History of Commerce by Clive Day (1914)
"Failure of the government in its attempts to stimulate commerce. — Attempts of the French government to stimulate commercial expansion have not met the ..."

4. A History of Commerce by Clive Day (1914)
"Failure of the government hi its attempts to stimulate commerce. — Attempts of the French government to stimulate commercial expansion have not met the ..."

5. A History of Commerce by Clive Day (1907)
"Failure of the government in its attempts to stimulate commerce. — Attempts of the French government to stimulate commercial expansion have not met the ..."

6. The Montessori Method by Maria Montessori (1912)
"To stimulate life,— leaving it then free to develop, to unfold,— herein lies the first task of the educator. In such a delicate task, a great art must ..."

7. The Montessori Method: Scientific Pedagogy as Applied to Child Education in by Maria Montessori, Anne E. George, Henry Wyman Holmes (1912)
"To stimulate life,— leaving it then free to develop, to unfold,— herein lies the first task of the educator. In such a delicate task, a great art must ..."

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