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Definition 1: cause to be alert and energetic - [verb of body]

Samples where stimulate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Coffee and tea stimulate me
  • This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate

Synonyms for stimulate in the sense of this definition

(stimulate is a kind of ...) act physically on; have an effect upon

"the medicine affects my heart rate"

(... is a kind of stimulate ) inject with libidinal energy

(... is a kind of stimulate ) give new life or energy to

"A hot soup will revive me" "This will renovate my spirits" "This treatment repaired my health"

(... is a kind of stimulate ) impart vigor, strength, or vitality to

"Exercise is invigorating"

(... is a kind of stimulate ) make lively

"let's liven up this room a bit"

Definition 2: act as a stimulant - [verb of change]

Samples where stimulate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The book stimulated her imagination
  • This play stimulates

Synonyms for stimulate in the sense of this definition

(stimulate is a kind of ...) have an effect upon

"Will the new rules affect me?"

(... is a kind of stimulate ) give life or energy to

"The cold water invigorated him"

(... is a kind of stimulate ) stimulate to action

"innervate a muscle or a nerve"

(... is a kind of stimulate ) excite to some characteristic action or condition, such as motion, contraction, or nervous impulse, by the application of a stimulus

"irritate the glands of a leaf"

Definition 3: provide the needed stimulus for - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for stimulate in the sense of this definition

(stimulate is a kind of ...) issue a challenge to

"Fischer challenged Spassky to a match"

(... is a kind of stimulate ) provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion

"He lured me into temptation"

(... is a kind of stimulate ) cause (a stream or river) to erode, as by an uplift of the land

(... is a kind of stimulate ) stimulate to remember

"jog my memory"

(... is a kind of stimulate ) provoke or stir up

"incite a riot" "set off great unrest among the people"

(... is a kind of stimulate ) try to stir up public opinion

Definition 4: cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner - [verb of communication]

Samples where stimulate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for stimulate in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of stimulate ) cause to decide

"This new development finally decided me!"

(... is a kind of stimulate ) induce to commit perjury or give false testimony

"The President tried to suborn false witnesses"

(... is a kind of stimulate ) serve as the inciting cause of

"She prompted me to call my relatives"

(... is a kind of stimulate ) cause to undertake a certain action

"Her greed led her to forge the checks"

(... is a kind of stimulate ) actively cause something to happen

"I let it be known that I was not interested"

(... is a kind of stimulate ) spur on

"His financial success encouraged him to look for a wife"

(... is a kind of stimulate ) incite, move, or persuade to some act of lawlessness or insubordination

"He was accused of soliciting his colleagues to destroy the documents"

(... is a kind of stimulate ) induce or persuade

"The confession of one of the accused brought the others to admit to the crime as well"

(... is a kind of stimulate ) cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action; twist somebody's arm

"You can't persuade me to buy this ugly vase!"

(... is a kind of stimulate ) force somebody to do something

"We compel all students to fill out this form"

Definition 5: cause to occur rapidly - [verb of creation]

Samples where stimulate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the infection precipitated a high fever and allergic reactions

Synonyms for stimulate in the sense of this definition

(stimulate is a kind of ...) produce

"The scientists set up a shock wave"

Definition 6: stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of - [verb of emotion]

Samples where stimulate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • These stories shook the community
  • the civil war shook the country

Synonyms for stimulate in the sense of this definition

(stimulate is a kind of ...) call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)

"arouse pity" "raise a smile" "evoke sympathy"

(... is a kind of stimulate ) stimulate

"fuel the debate on creationism"

(... is a kind of stimulate ) stimulate sexually

"This movie usually arouses the male audience"

(... is a kind of stimulate ) cause fear in

"The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me" "Ghosts could never affright her"

(... is a kind of stimulate ) feel sudden intense sensation or emotion

"he was thrilled by the speed and the roar of the engine"

(... is a kind of stimulate ) give rise to a desire by being attractive or inviting

"the window displays tempted the shoppers"

(... is a kind of stimulate ) fill with high spirits; fill with optimism

"Music can uplift your spirits"

(... is a kind of stimulate ) heighten or intensify

"These paintings exalt the imagination"

(... is a kind of stimulate ) excite pleasurably or erotically

"A titillating story appeared in the usually conservative magazine"

Definition 7: stir feelings in - [verb of perception]

Samples where stimulate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • stimulate my appetite
  • excite the audience
  • stir emotions

Synonyms for stimulate in the sense of this definition

(stimulate is a kind of ...) cause to sense; make sensitive

"She sensitized me with respect to gender differences in this traditional male-dominated society" "My tongue became sensitized to good wine"

(... is a kind of stimulate ) get sexual gratification through self-stimulation

(... is a kind of stimulate ) stimulate sexually

"The old man wanted to be masturbated by the prostitute"

(... is a kind of stimulate ) cause (someone's) hair to stand on end and to have goosebumps

"Hitchcock movies horripilate me"

(... is a kind of stimulate ) provoke or excite

"The rock musician worked the crowd of young girls into a frenzy"

(... is a kind of stimulate ) provide sexual gratification through oral stimulation

(... is a kind of stimulate ) cause to be thrilled by some perceptual input

"The men were thrilled by a loud whistle blow"

(... is a kind of stimulate ) make keen or more acute

"whet my appetite"

(... is a kind of stimulate ) fill with distaste

"This spoilt food disgusts me"

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