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Synonyms for stimulate
ˈstɪm yəˌleɪtstim·u·late

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Wiktionary4.0 / 1 vote

  1. stimulateverb

    To encourage into action.

    Synonyms:
    induce, encourage, provoke

  2. stimulateverb

    To arouse an organism to functional activity.

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

    Antonyms:
    de-energize, sedate, stifle

Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 2 votes

  1. stimulate, exciteverb

    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, makeverb

    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, stirverb

    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 upverb

    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, hastenverb

    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, stirverb

    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, stimulateverb

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. stimulateverb

    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 Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. stimulateverb

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

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How to use stimulate in a sentence?

  1. John Ratey:

    When you move, you stimulate all the nerve cells that we use to think with, and when you stimulate those nerve cells, it gets them ready to do stuff.

  2. Vakhid Akhmedov:

    The central bank cannot sell $1 billion every month to support the manat. It will also allow to stimulate domestic exports.

  3. Simon Bird:

    When we do have residents that are getting particularly stressed or very anxious, the manager or the staff will bring Biscuit out. He's a good distraction. He reduces stress levels, he does stimulate memory and also encourages a lot of social interaction and recollection and reminiscence.

  4. Pope Francis:

    I would like all men and women of good will in this great nation to support the efforts of the international community to protect the vulnerable in our world and to stimulate integral and inclusive models of development.

  5. 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.


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