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Synonyms for stimulate
ˈstɪm yəˌleɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stimulate, excite(verb)

    act as a stimulant

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

    Synonyms:
    get, have, commove, turn on, shake up, provoke, agitate, shake, rouse, charge up, stir, energize, hasten, wind up, arouse, induce, charge, cause, brace, sex, perk up, excite, energise, make, rush

    Antonyms:
    dampen, stifle, tranquillise, sedate, tranquillize, calm, tranquilize

  2. induce, stimulate, cause, have, get, make(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    pee-pee, take, hit, bring in, make, construct, mystify, experience, provoke, draw, stool, stupefy, have, lay down, piddle, hold, become, sustain, ready, pose, piss, receive, constitute, crap, scram, pass water, do, consume, go, sire, drive, engender, get to, hasten, shit, fix, pay back, suffer, spend a penny, stick, seduce, make water, set about, bring forth, get down, arrive, name, pretend, cook, incur, deliver, wee-wee, gain, make up, contract, excite, grow, induct, attain, dumbfound, beat, start, set out, birth, micturate, realize, create, arrest, accept, develop, shake, give, bring, bewilder, pull in, perk up, induce, form, reach, buzz off, catch, defecate, pee, let, feature, obtain, beget, rush, flummox, wee, ca-ca, arouse, get, generate, prepare, capture, have got, find, amaze, mother, baffle, take a shit, score, start out, convey, build, vex, give birth, aim, throw, perplex, arrive at, bring on, make believe, gravel, begin, relieve oneself, fetch, stir, father, bear, get under one's skin, energise, energize, puddle, take a crap, puzzle, clear, produce, earn, establish, own, nominate, acquire, come, progress to, take a leak, pay off, brace, possess, bugger off, cause, urinate, ingest, take in, work, shake up, realise, nonplus, commence

    Antonyms:
    tranquillize, stifle, sedate, calm, tranquillise, tranquilize, dampen

  3. stimulate, shake, shake up, excite, stir(verb)

    stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of

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

    Synonyms:
    touch, shake up, charge, excite, didder, succuss, have, raise up, get, rock, provoke, commove, energize, perk up, agitate, hasten, stir, call down, shift, conjure, make, reorganise, energise, turn on, arouse, shake, wind up, reorganize, vex, conjure up, cause, sway, escape from, induce, budge, judder, raise, jar, shake off, throw off, bump around, call forth, invoke, charge up, rouse, brace, bring up, evoke, sex, fluff up, rush, put forward, stir up, disturb, plump up

    Antonyms:
    dampen, tranquilize, calm, tranquillize, tranquillise, stifle, sedate

  4. stimulate, arouse, brace, energize, energise, perk up(verb)

    cause to be alert and energetic

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

    Synonyms:
    gain vigor, shake up, excite, arouse, put forward, awake, get, shake, come alive, energize, perk up, pick up, enkindle, hasten, wake up, stir, wake, call down, energise, make, fire, elicit, bring up, stabilize, conjure up, cause, perk, induce, raise, waken, turn on, provoke, have, wind up, call forth, kindle, invoke, rouse, percolate, awaken, brace, poise, evoke, sex, rush, stabilise, conjure, steady

    Antonyms:
    tranquillize, stifle, calm, tranquilize, tranquillise, dampen, sedate

  5. induce, stimulate, rush, hasten(verb)

    cause to occur rapidly

    "the infection precipitated a high fever and allergic reactions"

    Synonyms:
    shake up, cannonball along, excite, look sharp, belt along, get, shake, energize, perk up, hurry, hasten, stir, induct, expedite, make, energise, arouse, bucket along, speed, step on it, pelt along, cause, bring on, race, induce, hie, provoke, have, festinate, hotfoot, brace, rush along, rush

    Antonyms:
    stifle, dampen, sedate, tranquillise, calm, tranquillize, tranquilize

  6. stimulate, excite, stir(verb)

    stir feelings in

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

    Synonyms:
    touch, shake up, excite, put forward, get, shake, provoke, commove, energize, perk up, agitate, hasten, stir, call down, conjure, make, energise, arouse, bring up, conjure up, cause, induce, budge, raise, turn on, charge, have, wind up, call forth, invoke, shift, rouse, brace, evoke, sex, rush, charge up

    Antonyms:
    dampen, calm, tranquillise, tranquilize, sedate, tranquillize, stifle

  7. provoke, stimulate(verb)

    provide the needed stimulus for

    Synonyms:
    beset, kindle, excite, shake up, get, shake, chevvy, energize, perk up, harass, enkindle, hasten, stir, elicit, energise, chivy, make, fire, arouse, call forth, plague, cause, kick up, induce, raise, provoke, have, harry, chivvy, brace, evoke, molest, chevy, rush, hassle

    Antonyms:
    sedate, tranquillize, tranquilize, tranquillise, stifle, calm, dampen

Wiktionary

  1. stimulate(verb)

    To encourage into action.

    Synonyms:
    induce, encourage, provoke

  2. stimulate(verb)

    To arouse an organism to functional activity.

    Synonyms:
    excite, energise, perk up, animate, arouse, energize

    Antonyms:
    de-energize, sedate, stifle

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. stimulate(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    incite, excite, instigate, animate, awaken, provoke, pique, encourage, inspirit, urge, prompt, goad, rouse, arouse, whet, foment, spur, impel, inflame, fire, kindle, stir up, set on, work up

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. stimulate(v)

    Synonyms:
    excite, incite, instigate, arouse, provoke, goad, spur

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How to use stimulate in a sentence?

  1. David Brenner:

    One of the major things that happens if you’re exposed to a large dose of radiation is that your white blood cells get destroyed, so you need to be able to stimulate the bone marrow in your body to work doubly hard to generate new blood cells, and there are drugs that can be given to stimulate the bone marrow to work harder to create new blood cells.

  2. W. T. Ussery:

    Stimulate the heart to love, and all other virtues will rise of their own accord.

  3. Mona Hanna-Attisha:

    Read to your kid, talk to them, stimulate them, put them in early literature programs, enroll them in preschool.

  4. Yasutoshi Nishimura:

    We're not at a stage yet where we want to stimulate consumption and encourage people to travel a lot. Efforts to stimulate consumption should wait a bit more.

  5. Alliance Bernstein:

    We expect demand in 2015 to increase by 9.8 percent to 268 mtpa (million tonnes per annum) as new LNG projects start up and lower prices stimulate demand.

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