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Meaning & Definition of Stimulate in English

English

Stimulate

/stɪmjəlet/

verb

1. Act as a stimulant

  • "The book stimulated her imagination"
  • "This play stimulates"
    synonym:
  • stimulate
  • ,
  • excite

2. 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:
  • induce
  • ,
  • stimulate
  • ,
  • cause
  • ,
  • have
  • ,
  • get
  • ,
  • make

3. Stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of

  • "These stories shook the community"
  • "The civil war shook the country"
    synonym:
  • stimulate
  • ,
  • shake
  • ,
  • shake up
  • ,
  • excite
  • ,
  • stir

4. Cause to be alert and energetic

  • "Coffee and tea stimulate me"
  • "This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate"
    synonym:
  • stimulate
  • ,
  • arouse
  • ,
  • brace
  • ,
  • energize
  • ,
  • energise
  • ,
  • perk up

5. Cause to occur rapidly

  • "The infection precipitated a high fever and allergic reactions"
    synonym:
  • induce
  • ,
  • stimulate
  • ,
  • rush
  • ,
  • hasten

6. Stir feelings in

  • "Stimulate my appetite"
  • "Excite the audience"
  • "Stir emotions"
    synonym:
  • stimulate
  • ,
  • excite
  • ,
  • stir

7. Provide the needed stimulus for

    synonym:
  • provoke
  • ,
  • stimulate