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stimulate

verb

1 stimulate

Act as a stimulant:
— The book stimulated her imagination.
— This play stimulates.

synonym: excite.

Roget 171: give energy etc. n.; energize, stimulate, kindle, excite, exert; sharpen, intensify; inflame etc. (render violent) 173; ... show more

Roget 173: be violent etc. adj.; run high; ferment, effervesce; romp, rampage, go on a rampage; run wild, run amuck, run riot; break the peace; rush, ... show more

Roget 829: cause pleasure, produce pleasure, create pleasure, give pleasure, afford pleasure, procure pleasure, offer pleasure, present pleasure, yield pleasure etc. 827.    please, charm, delight, ... show more



2 stimulate

Cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner.

synonyms: cause, get, have, induce, make.

Roget 615: induce, move; draw, draw on; bring in its train, give an impulse etc. n.; to; inspire; put up to, prompt, call up; attract, ... show more

Dutch: maken, stimuleren

3 stimulate

Stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of.

synonyms: excite, shake, shake up, stir.

Roget 824: excite, affect, touch, move, impress, strike, interest, animate, inspire, impassion, smite, infect; stir the blood, fire the blood, ... show more

Dutch: opwinden, prikkelen, stimuleren

4 stimulate

Cause to be alert and energetic:
— Coffee and tea stimulate me.
— This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate.

synonyms: arouse, brace, energise, energize, perk up.

5 stimulate

Cause to occur rapidly.

synonyms: hasten, induce, rush.

6 stimulate

Stir feelings in:
— Stimulate my appetite.

synonyms: excite, stir.

Dutch: bevredigen, klaarmaken

7 stimulate

Provide the needed stimulus for.

synonym: provoke.


Moby thesaurus: activate, actuate, affect the interest, animate, animating, arouse, attract, awaken, brace, brace up, bracing, bring forth, bring out, bring to light, brisk, brisken, buck up, call forth, call out, call up ... show more.

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