act as a stimulant
"The book stimulated her imagination"; "This play stimulates"
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"
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"
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"
induce, stimulate, rush, hasten(verb)
cause to occur rapidly
"the infection precipitated a high fever and allergic reactions"
stimulate, excite, stir(verb)
stir feelings in
"stimulate my appetite"; "excite the audience"; "stir emotions"
provide the needed stimulus for
To encourage into action.
To arouse an organism to functional activity.
Origin: From stimulatus, perfect passive participle of stimulo, from stimulus.
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
to excite; to irritate; especially, to excite the activity of (a nerve or an irritable muscle), as by electricity
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Rank popularity for the word 'stimulate' in Verbs Frequency: #719
The numerical value of stimulate in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of stimulate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Stimulate the heart to love, and all other virtues will rise of their own accord.
From the demand side - the rate cut will not stimulate demand sufficiently for cities that face oversupply.
The museums are here to teach the history of art and something more as well, for, if they stimulate in the weak a desire to imitate, they furnish the strong with the means of their emancipation.
Molecules like propionate stimulate the release of gut hormones that control appetite, but you need to eat huge amounts of fiber to achieve a strong effect. We wanted to find a more efficient way to deliver propionate to the gut.
Both retail and institutional investors become cautious in the absence of clear direction, think of this as psychological warfare; no one knows the direction for now, everyone is waiting for further good news to stimulate the market again.
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- yllyttää, stimuloida, kiihottaa, ärsyttääFinnish
- prikkelen, stimuleren, aansporenDutch
- incentivar, estimularPortuguese
- stimulera, väcka, egga, ge näring åt, sporra, pigga upp, retaSwedish
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