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stimulate

 
Verb stimulate has 7 senses
  1. stimulate, excite - act as a stimulant; "The book stimulated her imagination"; "This play stimulates"
    --1 is one way to affect, impact, bear upon, bear on, touch on, touch
    Antonyms: stifle, dampen
    Derived forms: noun stimulus1, noun stimulant1
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  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"
    Derived forms: noun stimulation2, noun stimulation1, noun stimulus1
    Sample sentence:
    They stimulate him to write the letter
  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"
    --3 is one way to arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke
    Sample sentence:
    The performance is likely to stimulate Sue
  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"
    --4 is one way to affect
    Antonyms: sedate, calm, tranquilize, tranquillize, tranquillise
    Derived form: noun stimulant2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  5. induce, stimulate, rush, hasten - cause to occur rapidly; "the infection precipitated a high fever and allergic reactions"
    --5 is one way to effect, effectuate, bring about, set up
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  6. stimulate, excite, stir - stir feelings in; "stimulate my appetite"; "excite the audience"; "stir emotions"
    --6 is one way to sensitize, sensitise
    Derived form: noun stimulus1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
  7. provoke, stimulate - provide the needed stimulus for
    --7 is one way to challenge
    Derived form: noun stimulus1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
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