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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. Keeper Dan Trevelyan:

    The bubble machine is fantastic as all the movement and new shapes and colors really stimulate these guys, they have a great time chasing them around, things have had to change a little bit during lockdown, the animals routines has changed a little bit on a daily basis and weve had to cut out some of the experiences and things they would receive throughout the day.

  2. Peter Hotez:

    This might stimulate local or systemic cross protecting immunity.

  3. Dennis Aabo Sørensen:

    When the scientists stimulate my nerves I could feel the vibration and the sense of touch in my phantom index finger, the touching sensations is quite close to when you feel it with your normal finger; you can feel the coarseness of the plates, and the different gaps and ribs.

  4. Junichi Ishikawa:

    The approach to 125 yen takes dollar/yen into politically sensitive territory. Any big gains by the dollar just as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks are climaxing could stimulate those on both sides of the Pacific opposed to the negotiations, and the authorities would not want that.

  5. Mike Zuzolo:

    The trade got comfortable with an oversupply mindset, we live in a global grain market and a supply problem and lower prices really can stimulate consumption. The elasticity of that consumption is greater than we often assume.


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