1. [ verb ] arouse or elicit a feeling
Related terms: arouse enthuse excitement
2. [ verb ] act as a stimulant
Synonyms: stimulate

"The book stimulated her imagination" "This play stimulates"

Related terms: stifle affect innervate irritate quicken nitrify stimulation excitation
3. [ verb ] stir feelings in
Synonyms: stir stimulate

"stimulate my appetite" "excite the audience" "stir emotions"

Related terms: sensitize thrill disgust whet fellate masturbate work horripilate masturbate stimulation stir
4. [ verb ] (sexuality) stimulate sexually
Synonyms: wind_up sex turn_on arouse

"This movie usually arouses the male audience"

Related terms: stimulate tempt turn-on
5. [ verb ] stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of
Synonyms: stir stimulate shake shake_up

"These stories shook the community" "the civil war shook the country"

Related terms: arouse frighten inspire tempt thrill arouse elate fuel tickle agitate excitement stir
6. [ verb ] cause to be agitated, excited, or roused
Synonyms: agitate commove charge charge_up turn_on rouse

"The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks"

Related terms: calm disturb pother electrify hype_up bother excitation arousal
7. [ verb ] (chemistry,physics) raise to a higher energy level
Synonyms: energise energize

"excite the atoms"

Related terms: change energy energy energy animator
8. [ verb ] (physics) produce a magnetic field in

"excite the neurons"

Related terms: change excitation
Similar spelling:   exit