What does stimulate mean?

Definitions for stimulate
ˈstɪm yəˌleɪtstim·u·late

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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.

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

  2. stimulate(Verb)

    To arouse an organism to functional activity.

    Etymology: 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

Editors Contribution

  1. stimulate

    To motivate, encourage and provide opportunities to learn, play, develop, socialize and form relationships.

    The local youth club knew they could stimulate the youth and empower them to develop into responsible adults.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 20, 2020  
  2. stimulate

    To provide a stimulus.

    The unity government knew they had to stimulate the economy and it was easy.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 12, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

Anagrams for stimulate »

  1. mutilates

  2. ultimates

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How to say stimulate in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stimulate in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stimulate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of stimulate in a Sentence

  1. Joshy Jacob:

    The milk stayed good, just like you refrigerated it, in 2012, scientists took that particular frog and wanted to know why is it, why do these frogs keep milk fresh? It turned out that when you shock a frog or when you stimulate them or stress them, they secrete these short peptides into their surroundings.

  2. Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau:

    We believe that outside investors should be confident about Canada, we have the room to make some significant investments to stimulate our economy and create a more productive Canada over the long term.

  3. Catherine Carey:

    Dopamine, in and of itself, is our natural anti-depressant, any time we can find a nonmedicinal way to stimulate that reward center ... the better off we're going to be.

  4. David Brenner:

    One of the major things that happens if you’re exposed to a large dose of radiation is that your white blood cells get destroyed, so you need to be able to stimulate the bone marrow in your body to work doubly hard to generate new blood cells, and there are drugs that can be given to stimulate the bone marrow to work harder to create new blood cells.

  5. Somsak Roongsita:

    The reopening will help stimulate the economy and ease some financial burdens.

Images & Illustrations of stimulate

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