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Definitions for stimulate
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word stimulate.
act as a stimulant
"The book stimulated her imagination"; "This play stimulates"
induce, stimulate, cause, have, get, makeverb
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, stirverb
stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of
"These stories shook the community"; "the civil war shook the country"
stimulate, arouse, brace, energize, energise, perk upverb
cause to be alert and energetic
"Coffee and tea stimulate me"; "This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate"
induce, stimulate, rush, hastenverb
cause to occur rapidly
"the infection precipitated a high fever and allergic reactions"
stimulate, excite, stirverb
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.
Etymology: From stimulatus, perfect passive participle of stimulo, from stimulus.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: stimulo, Latin.
Extreme cold stimulates, producing first a rigour, and then a glowing heat; those things which stimulate in the extreme degree excite pain. John Arbuthnot, on Diet.
Some medicines lubricate, and others both lubricate and stimulate. Samuel Sharp.
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
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
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
Rank popularity for the word 'stimulate' in Verbs Frequency: #719
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The numerical value of stimulate in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of stimulate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of stimulate in a Sentence
In a situation where you have got the trade expectation that could help stimulate business spending next year, still low interest rates and the strong consumer. That's a recipe for equity values to continue to move higher.
We expect demand in 2015 to increase by 9.8 percent to 268 mtpa (million tonnes per annum) as new LNG projects start up and lower prices stimulate demand.
It won't happen by itself, the government will need to continue with the many measures it has to stimulate both supply and demand.
The trade got comfortable with an oversupply mindset, we live in a global grain market and a supply problem and lower prices really can stimulate consumption. The elasticity of that consumption is greater than we often assume.
You can't stimulate something that's padlocked. Once the padlock is off, which is the virus, then we'll talk about stimulating the economy, people need income stability.
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- kiihottaa, ärsyttää, yllyttää, stimuloidaFinnish
- प्रोत्साहित करनाHindi
- stimuleren, aansporen, prikkelenDutch
- estimular, incentivarPortuguese
- pigga upp, sporra, reta, stimulera, ge näring åt, egga, väckaSwedish
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