"stimulate" in the verb sense
1. stimulate, excite
act as a stimulant
"The book stimulated her imagination"
"This play stimulates"
2. induce, stimulate, cause, have, get, make
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
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
cause to be alert and energetic
"Coffee and tea stimulate me"
"This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate"
5. induce, stimulate, rush, hasten
cause to occur rapidly
"the infection precipitated a high fever and allergic reactions"
6. stimulate, excite, stir
stir feelings in
"stimulate my appetite"
"excite the audience"
7. provoke, stimulate
provide the needed stimulus for
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