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 stimulate stimulate

verb

  • ( ) act as a stimulant  ( excite, stimulate )
    act as a stimulant
     The book stimulated her imagination
    The book stimulated her imagination
     This play stimulates
    This play stimulates
  • ( ) cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner  ( cause, get, have, induce, make, stimulate )
    cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner
     The ads induced me to buy a VCR
    The ads induced me to buy a VCR
     My children finally got me to buy a computer
    My children finally got me to buy a computer
     My wife made me buy a new sofa
    My wife made me buy a new sofa
  • ( ) cause to be alert and energetic  ( arouse, brace, energise, energize, perk up, stimulate )
    cause to be alert and energetic
     Coffee and tea stimulate me
    Coffee and tea stimulate me
     This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate
    This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate
  • ( ) stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of  ( excite, shake, shake up, stimulate, stir )
    stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of
     These stories shook the community
    These stories shook the community
     the civil war shook the country
    the civil war shook the country
  • ( ) cause to occur rapidly  ( hasten, induce, rush, stimulate )
    cause to occur rapidly
     the infection precipitated a high fever and allergic reactions
    the infection precipitated a high fever and allergic reactions
  • ( ) stir feelings in  ( excite, stimulate, stir )
    stir feelings in
     stimulate my appetite
    stimulate my appetite
     excite the audience
    excite the audience
     stir emotions
    stir emotions
  • provide the needed stimulus for  ( provoke, stimulate )
    provide the needed stimulus for


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