Definitions for stimulateˈstɪm yəˌleɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stimulate, excite(verb)

    act as a stimulant

    "The book stimulated her imagination"; "This play stimulates"

  2. induce, stimulate, cause, have, get, make(verb)

    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"

  3. stimulate, shake, shake up, excite, stir(verb)

    stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of

    "These stories shook the community"; "the civil war shook the country"

  4. stimulate, arouse, brace, energize, energise, perk up(verb)

    cause to be alert and energetic

    "Coffee and tea stimulate me"; "This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate"

  5. induce, stimulate, rush, hasten(verb)

    cause to occur rapidly

    "the infection precipitated a high fever and allergic reactions"

  6. stimulate, excite, stir(verb)

    stir feelings in

    "stimulate my appetite"; "excite the audience"; "stir emotions"

  7. provoke, stimulate(verb)

    provide the needed stimulus for

Wiktionary

  1. stimulate(Verb)

    To encourage into action.

  2. stimulate(Verb)

    To arouse an organism to functional activity.

  3. Origin: From stimulatus, perfect passive participle of stimulo, from stimulus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stimulate(verb)

    to excite as if with a goad; to excite, rouse, or animate, to action or more vigorous exertion by some pungent motive or by persuasion; as, to stimulate one by the hope of reward, or by the prospect of glory

  2. Stimulate(verb)

    to excite; to irritate; especially, to excite the activity of (a nerve or an irritable muscle), as by electricity

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'stimulate' in Verbs Frequency: #719

Anagrams of stimulate »

  1. mutilates

  2. ultimates


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