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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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "stimulate":

    stimulating, encourage, boost, spur, foster, promote, boosting, incentivise, stimulation, fostering, energize, motivate, inspire

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How to use stimulate in a sentence?

  1. Giles Fearnley:

    It's all about confidence. We stimulate demand by giving confidence.

  2. 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.

  3. Lisa Davis:

    When it comes to helping families weather the economic impacts that the coronavirus has had, SNAP is the first responder, there is no more important and effective way of getting resources to families to buy food and to stimulate the economy than SNAP.

  4. Adam Chekroud:

    I think it makes sense, if you're not exercising enough, perhaps that's not giving you the biological aspect of exercise, maybe you're not putting your body through the intensity and through the changes that it needs to stimulate those biological changes in the brain. And on the high end, anecdotally we hear a lot about people who get addicted to exercise or maybe you're kind of running yourself into the ground.

  5. Hans Gruenfeld:

    A tax does not stimulate companies to make unprofitable investments, the Dutch are trying to get companies to suddenly move faster than elsewhere in Europe. There's a large chance that will only shift production abroad, without reducing CO2 emissions on an international scale.


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