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.

  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 for stimulate »

  1. mutilates

  2. ultimates

How to pronounce stimulate?

  1. Alex
    Alex
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. Giles Fearnley:

    It's all about confidence. We stimulate demand by giving confidence.

  2. W. T. Ussery:

    Stimulate the heart to love, and all other virtues will rise of their own accord.

  3. Bill Winters:

    China has taken modest actions to re-stimulate the economy, we feel quite good about China.

  4. Randy Gerardes:

    But it's difficult to ascertain exactly how much activity that will stimulate or how much revenue.

  5. Claudia Gruss:

    When you’re hungry, your brain sends a signal to your intestines that can stimulate the same activity.

Images & Illustrations of stimulate

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