Definitions for: Stimulate


[v] cause to be alert and energetic; "Coffee and tea stimulate me"; "This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate"
[v] act as a stimulant; "The book stimulated her imagination"; "This play stimulates"
[v] 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"
[v] provide the needed stimulus for
[v] stir the feelings or emotions of; "These stories shook the community"
[v] of bodily processes such as fever, illness, etc.
[v] stir feelings in; "stimulate my appetite"; "excite the audience"; "stir emotions"



Webster (1913) Definition: Stim"u*late, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stimulated; p.
pr. & vb. n. Stimulating.] [L. stimulatus, p. p. of
stimulare to prick or goad on, to incite, fr. stimulus a
goad. See Stimulus.]
1. 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 and stimulate us thereunto. --Dr. J.
Scott.

2. (Physiol.) To excite; to irritate; especially, to excite
the activity of (a nerve or an irritable muscle), as by
electricity.

Syn: To animate; incite; encourage; impel; urge; instigate;
irritate; exasperate; incense.

Synonyms: arouse, brace, cause, energise, energize, excite, excite, excite, get, hasten, have, induce, induce, make, perk up, provoke, rush, shake, shake up, stir, stir

Antonyms: calm, dampen, de-energise, de-energize, sedate, stifle, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize

See Also: affect, affright, agitate, agitate, animate, animate, arouse, blow, bring, bring about, cathect, challenge, compel, decide, disgust, effect, effectuate, elate, elicit, encourage, enkindle, enliven, enliven, entice, evoke, exalt, fellate, fire, foment, foment, fright, frighten, fuck off, fuel, go down on, horripilate, incite, innervate, inspire, inspire, instigate, intoxicate, invigorate, invigorate, invigorate, invite, irritate, jack off, jerk off, jog, kindle, lead, let, lift up, liven, liven up, lure, masturbate, obligate, oblige, persuade, pick up, prompt, provoke, quicken, quicken, quicken, raise, reanimate, recreate, reinvigorate, rejuvenate, renovate, repair, repel, revive, revivify, revolt, scare, sensitise, sensitize, set off, set up, sex, she-bop, solicit, stir up, stir up, suborn, sway, tempt, tempt, thrill, thrill, tickle, titillate, turn on, uplift, vibrate, vivify, wank, whet, wind up, work

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