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stim·u·late

 (stĭm′yə-lāt′)
v. stim·u·lat·ed, stim·u·lat·ing, stim·u·lates
v.tr.
1. To rouse to action or increased activity; excite: a policy that stimulated people to protest; incentives to stimulate consumer spending. See Synonyms at provoke.
2. To increase temporarily the activity of (a body organ or system, for example).
3. To cause to be interested or engaged: Animals in zoos need to be stimulated to remain healthy.
4. To cause to desire to have sex; arouse sexually.
5. To excite or invigorate (a person, for example) with a stimulant.
v.intr.
To act or serve as a stimulant or stimulus.

[Latin stimulāre, stimulāt-, to goad on, from stimulus, goad.]

stim′u·lat′er, stim′u·la′tor n.
stim′u·lat′ing·ly adv.
stim′u·la′tion n.
stim′u·la′tive, stim′u·la·to′ry (-lə-tôr′ē) adj.

stimulate

(ˈstɪmjʊˌleɪt)
vb
1. (tr; usually passive) to fill (a person) with ideas or enthusiasm: he was stimulated by the challenge.
2. (Physiology) (tr) physiol to excite (a nerve, organ, etc) with a stimulus
3. to encourage (something) to start or progress further: a cut in interest rates should help stimulate economic recovery.
[C16: from Latin stimulāre; see stimulant]
ˈstimulable adj
ˌstimuˈlation n
ˈstimulative, ˈstimulatory adj, n
ˈstimuˌlator, ˈstimuˌlater n

stim•u•late

(ˈstɪm yəˌleɪt)

v. -lat•ed, -lat•ing. v.t.
1. to rouse to action or effort, as by encouragement or pressure; incite.
2. to excite (a nerve, gland, etc.) to its functional activity.
3. to invigorate (a person) by a food or beverage containing a stimulant.
v.i.
4. to act as a stimulus or stimulant.
[1540–50; < Latin stimulātus, past participle of stimulāre to goad. See stimulus, -ate1]
stim′u•la•ble, adj.
stim`u•la•bil′i•ty, n.
stim`u•la′tion, n.
stim′u•la`tor, n.

stimulate

  • aperitif, appetizer - An aperitif is a drink to stimulate the appetite and an appetizer is a food that does this before a meal.
  • condiment - From Latin condimentum, from condire, "to pickle, preserve"; condiments are food substances used to heighten the natural flavor of foods, to stimulate the appetite, to aid digestion, or preserve certain foods.
  • innervate, enervate - Innervate means "to stimulate or give nervous energy," the opposite of enervate.
  • stimulate - From Latin stimulus, "pointed stick for goading animals."

stimulate


Past participle: stimulated
Gerund: stimulating

Imperative
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Present
I stimulate
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Preterite
I stimulated
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Present Continuous
I am stimulating
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Present Perfect
I have stimulated
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Past Continuous
I was stimulating
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Past Perfect
I had stimulated
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Future
I will stimulate
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Future Perfect
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Future Continuous
I will be stimulating
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Present Perfect Continuous
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Future Perfect Continuous
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been stimulating
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Conditional
I would stimulate
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Past Conditional
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.stimulate - act as a stimulant; "The book stimulated her imagination"; "This play stimulates"
affect, bear upon, impact, bear on, touch on, touch - have an effect upon; "Will the new rules affect me?"
invigorate, quicken - give life or energy to; "The cold water invigorated him"
innervate - stimulate to action; "innervate a muscle or a nerve"
irritate - excite to some characteristic action or condition, such as motion, contraction, or nervous impulse, by the application of a stimulus; "irritate the glands of a leaf"
dampen, stifle - smother or suppress; "Stifle your curiosity"
2.stimulate - 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"
decide - cause to decide; "This new development finally decided me!"
persuade - cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action; twist somebody's arm; "You can't persuade me to buy this ugly vase!"
bring - induce or persuade; "The confession of one of the accused brought the others to admit to the crime as well"
solicit - incite, move, or persuade to some act of lawlessness or insubordination; "He was accused of soliciting his colleagues to destroy the documents"
encourage - spur on; "His financial success encouraged him to look for a wife"
let - actively cause something to happen; "I let it be known that I was not interested"
lead - cause to undertake a certain action; "Her greed led her to forge the checks"
instigate, prompt, inspire - serve as the inciting cause of; "She prompted me to call my relatives"
suborn - induce to commit perjury or give false testimony; "The President tried to suborn false witnesses"
compel, obligate, oblige - force somebody to do something; "We compel all students to fill out this form"
3.stimulate - stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of; "These stories shook the community"; "the civil war shook the country"
arouse, elicit, evoke, provoke, enkindle, kindle, fire, raise - call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"
fuel - stimulate; "fuel the debate on creationism"
sex, wind up, excite, turn on, arouse - stimulate sexually; "This movie usually arouses the male audience"
affright, fright, frighten, scare - cause fear in; "The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me"; "Ghosts could never affright her"
thrill, tickle, vibrate - feel sudden intense sensation or emotion; "he was thrilled by the speed and the roar of the engine"
invite, tempt - give rise to a desire by being attractive or inviting; "the window displays tempted the shoppers"
elate, intoxicate, uplift, lift up, pick up - fill with high spirits; fill with optimism; "Music can uplift your spirits"
animate, enliven, inspire, invigorate, exalt - heighten or intensify; "These paintings exalt the imagination"
titillate - excite pleasurably or erotically; "A titillating story appeared in the usually conservative magazine"
4.stimulate - cause to be alert and energeticstimulate - cause to be alert and energetic; "Coffee and tea stimulate me"; "This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate"
affect - act physically on; have an effect upon; "the medicine affects my heart rate"
cathect - inject with libidinal energy
reanimate, recreate, revivify, vivify, revive, renovate, animate, quicken, repair - give new life or energy to; "A hot soup will revive me"; "This will renovate my spirits"; "This treatment repaired my health"
reinvigorate, invigorate - impart vigor, strength, or vitality to; "Exercise is invigorating"
liven, liven up, enliven, invigorate, animate - make lively; "let's liven up this room a bit"
sedate, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize, calm - cause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to; "The patient must be sedated before the operation"
5.stimulate - cause to occur rapidly; "the infection precipitated a high fever and allergic reactions"
effect, effectuate, set up - produce; "The scientists set up a shock wave"
6.stimulate - stir feelings in; "stimulate my appetite"; "excite the audience"; "stir emotions"
jack off, jerk off, she-bop, wank, masturbate, fuck off - get sexual gratification through self-stimulation
masturbate - stimulate sexually; "The old man wanted to be masturbated by the prostitute"
sensitise, sensitize - cause to sense; make sensitive; "She sensitized me with respect to gender differences in this traditional male-dominated society"; "My tongue became sensitized to good wine"
horripilate - cause (someone's) hair to stand on end and to have goosebumps; "Hitchcock movies horripilate me"
work - provoke or excite; "The rock musician worked the crowd of young girls into a frenzy"
fellate, go down on, suck, blow - provide sexual gratification through oral stimulation
thrill - cause to be thrilled by some perceptual input; "The men were thrilled by a loud whistle blow"
whet, quicken - make keen or more acute; "whet my appetite"
disgust, gross out, revolt, repel - fill with distaste; "This spoilt food disgusts me"
7.stimulate - provide the needed stimulus for
entice, lure, tempt - provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion; "He lured me into temptation"
rejuvenate - cause (a stream or river) to erode, as by an uplift of the land
jog - stimulate to remember; "jog my memory"
instigate, incite, stir up, set off - provoke or stir up; "incite a riot"; "set off great unrest among the people"
challenge - issue a challenge to; "Fischer challenged Spassky to a match"
agitate, foment, stir up - try to stir up public opinion

stimulate

verb encourage, inspire, prompt, fire, fan, urge, spur, provoke, turn on (slang), arouse, animate, rouse, prod, quicken, inflame, incite, instigate, goad, whet, impel, foment, gee up I was stimulated to examine my deepest thoughts.

stimulate

verb
2. To give or impart vitality and energy to (someone or something):
Translations
يُثير، يُحَفِّز
povzbudit
opmuntrestimulere
hvetja, örva
labai įdomuspaskatinimasstimuliavimasstimuliuoti
just stimulustimulēt

stimulate

[ˈstɪmjʊleɪt] VTestimular; [+ growth etc] → favorecer; [+ demand] → estimular
to stimulate sb to do sthalentar a algn a que haga algo

stimulate

[ˈstɪmjʊleɪt] vt
(= encourage) [+ interest, discussion, demand, economy] → stimuler
(= make interested) [+ person] → stimuler
(PHYSIOLOGY)stimuler

stimulate

vt
(= excite) body, circulation, mindanregen; (cold shower, coffee etc) sbbeleben; (Med) → stimulieren; nervereizen; (sexually) → erregen, stimulieren; (fig) personanimieren, anspornen; (mentally, intellectually) → stimulieren; sb’s interesterregen; to stimulate somebody to do somethingjdn anspornen or dazu animieren, etw zu tun; to stimulate somebody into activityjdn aktiv werden lassen
(= increase) economy, sales etcankurbeln; growth, production, marketstimulieren; (= incite) responsehervorrufen; criticismanregen zu; to stimulate investmentsInvestitionen anlocken

stimulate

[ˈstɪmjʊˌleɪt] vtstimolare
to stimulate sb to do sth → stimolare qn a fare qc

stimulate

(ˈstimjuleit) verb
to rouse or make more alert, active etc. After listening to the violin concerto, he felt stimulated to practise the violin again.
ˌstimuˈlation noun
ˈstimulating adjective
rousing; very interesting. a stimulating discussion.

stimulate

v. estimular; motivar; excitar; stimulated;
a. estimulado-a.

stimulate

vt estimular
References in classic literature ?
We consider the qualities as inseparable," returned Duncan, smiling; "but while we find in the vigor of your excellency every motive to stimulate the one, we can, as yet, see no particular call for the exercise of the other.
One of these papers was as good as a circus, and nearly as good as a spree--certainly a most wonderful treat for a workingman, who was tired out and stupefied, and had never had any education, and whose work was one dull, sordid grind, day after day, and year after year, with never a sight of a green field nor an hour's entertainment, nor anything but liquor to stimulate his imagination.
They stimulate him to greater watchfulness, and enhance his power to capture his slave.
Where Miss Taylor failed to stimulate, I may safely affirm that Harriet Smith will do nothing.
One strong proof of my wretchedly defective nature is, that even her expostulations, so mild, so rational, have not influence to cure me of my faults; and even her praise, though I value it most highly, cannot stimulate me to continued care and foresight.
Before long, the consideration that there was no disgrace in the fate he must meet, and that numbers went the same road wrongfully, and trod it firmly every day, sprang up to stimulate him.
It is true, indeed, as regards the experiments which may conduce to this end, that one man is not equal to the task of making them all; but yet he can advantageously avail himself, in this work, of no hands besides his own, unless those of artisans, or parties of the same kind, whom he could pay, and whom the hope of gain (a means of great efficacy) might stimulate to accuracy in the performance of what was prescribed to them.
To those who do not view the question through the medium of passion or of interest, the desire of the commercial States to collect, in any form, an indirect revenue from their uncommercial neighbors, must appear not less impolitic than it is unfair; since it would stimulate the injured party, by resentment as well as interest, to resort to less convenient channels for their foreign trade.
Two days passed, the steam was at half pressure; a thousand schemes were tried to attract the attention and stimulate the apathy of the animal in case it should be met in those parts.
Ralph would not concede that the work of the detectives was likely to be in vain, for he thought that the prize offered would greatly stimulate their zeal and activity.
Pain is simply our intrinsic medical adviser to warn us and stimulate us.
And do you," said Valentine, "depend on me to stimulate the tardiness and arouse the memory of grandpapa?