1. [ verb ] act as a stimulant
Synonyms: excite

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

Related terms: stifle affect innervate irritate quicken nitrify stimulation excitation
2. [ verb ] cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner
Synonyms: make cause have get induce

: "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"

Related terms: compel lead let persuade prompt decide encourage bring solicit suborn cause stimulation stimulation causing persuader inducement trigger
3. [ verb ] cause to be alert and energetic
Synonyms: arouse energize energise perk_up brace

"Coffee and tea stimulate me" "This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate"

Related terms: sedate de-energize affect animate enliven enliven invigorate cathect energy push stimulant energy energizing animator bracer
4. [ verb ] stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of
Synonyms: stir shake excite 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
5. [ verb ] cause to occur rapidly
Synonyms: induce hasten rush

"the infection precipitated a high fever and allergic reactions"

Related terms: effect induction
6. [ verb ] stir feelings in
Synonyms: stir excite

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

Related terms: sensitize thrill disgust whet fellate masturbate work horripilate masturbate stimulation stir
7. [ verb ] provide the needed stimulus for
Synonyms: provoke
Related terms: challenge entice agitate incite rejuvenate jog stimulation
Similar spelling:   stimulated