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  Definition of Stimulate
  1. cause to be alert and energetic; "Coffee and tea stimulate me"; "This herbal infusion doesn''t stimulate"
  2. act as a stimulant; "The book stimulated her imagination"; "This play stimulates"
  3. 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"
  4. provide the needed stimulus for
  5. cause to occur rapidly; "the infection precipitated a high fever and allergic reactions"
  6. stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of; "These stories shook the community"; "the civil war shook the country"
  7. stir feelings in; "stimulate my appetite"; "excite the audience"; "stir emotions"
Similar Words: arouse, brace, energize, energise, perk up, excite, induce, cause, have, get, make, provoke, rush, hasten, shake, shake up, stir

 

See Also: agitate, foment, stir up

 

Hyponyms: cathect, animate, recreate, reanimate, revive, renovate, repair, quicken, vivify, revivify, invigorate, reinvigorate, enliven, liven, liven up, innervate, irritate, decide, persuade, bring, solicit, encourage, let, lead, prompt, inspire, instigate, suborn, compel, oblige, obligate, entice, lure, tempt, rejuvenate, jog, incite, set off, stir up, agitate, foment, fuel, arouse, excite, turn on, wind up, frighten, fright, scare, affright, thrill, tickle, vibrate, invite, elate, lift up, uplift, pick up, intoxicate, exalt, titillate, masturbate, horripilate, work, fellate, blow, go down on, whet, disgust, gross out, revolt, repel

 

Derivational Morphology: energizer, energiser, vitalizer, vitaliser, animator, energy, push, get-up-and-go, vigor, vigour, vim, vitality, energizing, activating, activation, bracer, pick-me-up, stimulant, stimulant drug, excitation, excitement, stimulation, stimulus, input, causing, causation, cause, reason, grounds, causal agent, causal agency, incentive, inducement, motivator, trigger, induction, initiation, persuader, inducer, inducing, incitement, incitation, provocation, stir, scaremonger, stirrer, inflammation, fervor, fervour

 

 
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