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stimulate


verb
1. act as a stimulant (Freq. 6)
- The book stimulated her imagination
- This play stimulates
Syn:
excite
Ant:
stifle
Derivationally related forms:
excitatory (for: excite), excitant (for: excite), excitement (for: excite), excitation (for: excite), stimulative, stimulant, stimulus
Hypernyms:
affect, impact, bear upon, bear on, touch on, touch
Hyponyms:
quicken, invigorate, innervate, irritate
Verb Frames:
- Something ----s
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Something ----s somebody
- Something ----s something
2. cause to do;
cause to act in a specified manner (Freq. 5)
- 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
Syn:
induce, cause, have, get, make
Derivationally related forms:
causative (for: cause), causation (for: cause), cause (for: cause), stimulation, stimulus, inducive (for: induce), inducement (for: induce), induction (for: induce), inducer (for: induce), inducing (for: induce)
Hyponyms:
decide, persuade, bring, solicit, encourage,
let, lead, prompt, inspire, instigate, suborn,
compel, oblige, obligate
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s somebody INFINITIVE
- Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE (for: get)
- Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE (for: cause)
- Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
- Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE (for: induce)
- They stimulate him to write the letter
3. cause to be alert and energetic (Freq. 3)
- Coffee and tea stimulate me
- This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate
Syn:
arouse, brace, energize, energise, perk up
Ant:
de-energise (for: energise), de-energize (for: energize), sedate
Derivationally related forms:
energiser (for: energise), energizer (for: energize), energy (for: energize), energizing (for: energize), bracer (for: brace), stimulative, stimulant
Hypernyms:
affect
Hyponyms:
cathect, animate, recreate, reanimate, revive,
renovate, repair, quicken, vivify, revivify, invigorate,
reinvigorate, enliven, liven, liven up
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Something ----s somebody
- Something ----s something
4. stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of (Freq. 3)
- These stories shook the community
- the civil war shook the country
Syn:
shake, shake up, excite, stir
See Also:
stir up (for: stir)
Derivationally related forms:
stir (for: stir), stirrer (for: stir), excitement (for: excite), excitation (for: excite)
Hypernyms:
arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke,
fire, raise, provoke
Hyponyms:
fuel, arouse, sex, excite, turn on,
wind up, frighten, fright, scare, affright, thrill,
tickle, vibrate, tempt, invite, elate, lift up,
uplift, pick up, intoxicate, inspire, animate, invigorate,
enliven, exalt, titillate
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Something ----s somebody
- Something ----s something
- The performance is likely to stimulate Sue
5. cause to occur rapidly (Freq. 2)
- the infection precipitated a high fever and allergic reactions
Syn:
induce, rush, hasten
Derivationally related forms:
induction (for: induce), inducing (for: induce)
Hypernyms:
effect, effectuate, set up
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Something ----s something
6. stir feelings in (Freq. 1)
- stimulate my appetite
- excite the audience
- stir emotions
Syn:
excite, stir
Derivationally related forms:
stir (for: stir), excitant (for: excite), excitement (for: excite), excitation (for: excite), stimulative, stimulant, stimulus
Hypernyms:
sensitize, sensitise
Hyponyms:
masturbate, wank, fuck off, she-bop, jack off,
jerk off, horripilate, work, fellate, suck, blow,
go down on, thrill, whet, quicken, disgust, gross out,
revolt, repel
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Something ----s somebody
7. provide the needed stimulus for
Syn:
provoke
Derivationally related forms:
stimulant, stimulus, provocative (for: provoke), provocation (for: provoke)
Hypernyms:
challenge
Hyponyms:
entice, lure, tempt, rejuvenate, jog,
incite, instigate, set off, stir up, agitate, foment
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Something ----s somebody
- Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE

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