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Stimulate - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Stimulate' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Stimulate [ v. t.]
- 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.
- To excite; to irritate; especially, to excite the activity of (a nerve or an irritable muscle), as by electricity.

Meaning of 'Stimulate' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . stimulate [ v]
Meaning (1):
- cause to be alert and energetic
Example in sentence:
  • Coffee and tea stimulate me;
  • This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate
Meaning (2):
- stir feelings in
Example in sentence:
  • excite the audience;
  • stimulate my appetite;
  • stir emotions
Meaning (3):
- cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner
Example in sentence:
  • My children finally got me to buy a computer;
  • My wife made me buy a new sofa;
  • The ads induced me to buy a VCR
Meaning (4):
- act as a stimulant
Example in sentence:
  • The book stimulated her imagination;
  • This play stimulates
Meaning (5):
- stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of
Example in sentence:
  • the civil war shook the country;
  • These stories shook the community
Meaning (6):
- cause to occur rapidly
Example in sentence:
  • the infection precipitated a high fever and allergic reactions