Definitions of stimulate

  1. cause to be alert and energetic; " Coffee and tea stimulate me"; " This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate"
  2. 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"
  3. stir feelings in; " stimulate my appetite"; " excite the audience"; " stir emotions"
  4. act as a stimulant; " The book stimulated her imagination"; " This play stimulates"
  5. stir the feelings or emotions of; " These stories shook the community"
  6. of bodily processes such as fever, illness, etc.
  7. provide the needed stimulus for
  8. cause to occur rapidly; " the infection precipitated a high fever and allergic reactions"
  9. stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of; " These stories shook the community"; " the civil war shook the country"
  10. Stimulation.
  11. To excite as if with a goad; to excite, rouse, or animate, to action or more vigorous exertion by some pungent motive or by persuasion; as, to stimulate one by the hope of reward, or by the prospect of glory.
  12. To excite; to irritate; especially, to excite the activity of ( a nerve or an irritable muscle), as by electricity.
  13. To excite or rouse to activity; animate; spur on; encourage; produce greater vitality in.
  14. To produce a temporary increase of vitality; to act as a goad.
  15. Stimulator.
  16. To arouse the system in general or any special system or organ to increased functional activity.
  17. To prick with anything sharp: to incite: to instigate.
  18. Stimulative.
  19. To incite; excite to action.
  20. To rouse; excite; animate; intoxicate.
  21. To excite to action nr more vigorous exertion; to produce a sudden increase of vital energy in.
  22. To excite to action, or more vigorous exertion; to urge; to animate.

Usage examples for stimulate

  1. Reading should entertain, give information, or stimulate thought. – The Art of Public Speaking by Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein
  2. " You stimulate them, instead. – Bring Me His Ears by Clarence E. Mulford
  3. It would stimulate the whole population. – General John Regan 1913 by George A. Birmingham
  4. In the next few days you'll be too anxious to eat, so I'm going to bring you something that will simply stimulate your appetite and make you want to eat. – The Mystery of the Green Ray by William Le Queux
  5. People who can do that, stimulate. – Fanny Herself by Edna Ferber
  6. But agin I didn't take particular notice, looking on myself as called upon to stimulate public feeling. – Mugby Junction by Charles Dickens
  7. He did not again forget his reading, and though his books were few, he still contrived to read enough on odd Sundays in summer, and in the winter evenings, to stimulate his naturally strong thinking powers. – The Life of Thomas Wanless, Peasant by Alexander Johnstone Wilson
  8. It was a veritable museum of choice bricabrac, not an article of which was without its pleasant association, a token to stimulate agreeable memories. – The Story of Malta by Maturin M. Ballou
  9. The course of the Treaty in the Senate was such as to stimulate any friction which might result from the difficult process of reconstruction. – The United States Since The Civil War by Charles Ramsdell Lingley
  10. He is hoping that the fact that the believers now have their own Centre in Oxford will greatly stimulate the work there, and cause the more rapid expansion of the Faith in this difficult town. – Unfolding Destiny by Shoghi Effendi
  11. I record with regret that this extended view presented not a single gleam of change which could encourage hope or stimulate industry, to attempt its culture. – A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench
  12. A chew of it will stimulate us. – The Bluff of the Hawk by Anthony Gilmore
  13. The prospect merits attention- may it stimulate to enterprise. – A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench
  14. The recollection of the signature on the photograph now failed to stimulate the emotional reaction as once it had done. – Witch-Doctors by Charles Beadle
  15. These prizes make many boys jealous and discourage others, they stimulate the spirit of struggle. – Education as Service by J. Krishnamurti
  16. He did much to stimulate in Ireland a taste for the national history and literature, started The Library of Ireland, and made a collection, The Ballad Poetry of Ireland, which was a great success. – A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin
  17. There had been little to stimulate and excite since she had settled down to office work in the summer of nineteen- sixteen. – The Sisters-In-Law by Gertrude Atherton
  18. So alcohol always has a tendency to stimulate; whether given by the mouth, or rubbed on the external surface, it will produce an excitement of nerves, heart, and arteries, and of course the muscles partake of the influence. – The American Reformed Cattle Doctor by George Dadd
  19. Prunes, to stimulate trunk and fruit growth. – The Apple by Various
  20. These stations, which are still maintained, have done much to stimulate the growth of dry- farming in Utah. – Dry-Farming by John A. Widtsoe