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
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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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