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English verb: stimulate

1. stimulate (change) act as a stimulant


SamplesThe book stimulated her imagination.
This play stimulates.


Synonymsexcite


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)affect, bear on, bear upon, impact, touch, touch on


Narrower (hyponym)innervate, invigorate, irritate, quicken


Antonymsdampen, stifle

2. stimulate (communication) cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner


SamplesThe ads induced me to buy a VCR.
My children finally got me to buy a computer.
My wife made me buy a new sofa.


ExamplesThey stimulate him to write the letter


Synonymscause, get, have, induce, make


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE.
Somebody ----s somebody INFINITIVE


Narrower (hyponym)bring, compel, decide, encourage, inspire, instigate, lead, let, obligate, oblige, persuade, prompt, solicit, suborn

3. stimulate (emotion) stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of


SamplesThese stories shook the community.
The civil war shook the country.


ExamplesThe performance is likely to stimulate Sue


Synonymsexcite, shake, shake up, stir


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)arouse, elicit, enkindle, evoke, fire, kindle, provoke, raise


Narrower (hyponym)affright, animate, arouse, elate, enliven, exalt, excite, fright, frighten, fuel, inspire, intoxicate, invigorate, invite, lift up, pick up, scare, sex, tempt, thrill, tickle, titillate, turn on, uplift, vibrate, wind up

4. stimulate (body) cause to be alert and energetic


SamplesCoffee and tea stimulate me.
This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate.


Synonymsarouse, brace, energise, energize, perk up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)affect


Narrower (hyponym)animate, animate, cathect, enliven, invigorate, invigorate, liven, liven up, quicken, reanimate, recreate, reinvigorate, renovate, repair, revive, revivify, vivify


Antonymsde-energise, de-energize, sedate, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize, calm

5. stimulate (creation) cause to occur rapidly


SamplesThe infection precipitated a high fever and allergic reactions.


Synonymshasten, induce, rush


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)effect, effectuate, set up

6. stimulate (perception) stir feelings in


SamplesStimulate my appetite.
Excite the audience.
Stir emotions.


Synonymsexcite, stir


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)sensitise, sensitize


Narrower (hyponym)blow, disgust, fellate, fuck off, go down on, gross out, horripilate, jack off, jerk off, masturbate, masturbate, quicken, repel, revolt, she-bop, suck, thrill, wank, whet, work

7. stimulate (communication) provide the needed stimulus for


Synonymsprovoke


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)challenge


Narrower (hyponym)agitate, entice, foment, incite, instigate, jog, lure, rejuvenate, set off, stir up, stir up, tempt









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