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1. stimulate

verb. ['ˈstɪmjəˌleɪt'] act as a stimulant.

Synonyms

  • irritate
  • bear on
  • impact
  • touch on
  • innervate
  • affect
  • bear upon
  • invigorate
  • touch
  • quicken

Antonyms

  • hire
  • extinguish
  • stand still
  • heterosexual

Etymology

  • stimulatus (Latin)

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Rhymes with Stimulate

  • simulate

Sentences with stimulate


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
When animals die and decompose, they enrich the soil with nitrates that stimulate plant growth.

2. Verb, base form
Massage the scalp to get the blood flow going, which helps to stimulate hair growth and health.

3. Adjective
Like hair growth throughout the body, there are things that can be done stimulate pubic hair growth.

4. Noun, singular or mass
Peptides brighten skin, even out skin tone and stimulate collagen.

Quotes about stimulate


1. Any institution faces two basic choices if they hope to spark new ideas. One is to leverage the brains trust within their organization by creating a special event dedicated to new thinking. The other is to look outside themselves to stimulate solutions.
- Simon Mainwaring

2. A society's competitive advantage will come not from how well its schools teach the multiplication and periodic tables, but from how well they stimulate imagination and creativity.
- Albert Einstein

3. Free curiosity has greater power to stimulate learning than rigorous coercion. Nevertheless, the free ranging flux of curiosity is channeled by discipline under Your Law.
- Augustine of Hippo, Confessions

2. stimulate

verb. ['ˈstɪmjəˌleɪt'] cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner.

Synonyms

  • bring
  • decide
  • obligate
  • oblige
  • have
  • suborn
  • prompt
  • induce
  • instigate
  • encourage
  • get
  • lead
  • compel
  • let
  • make
  • inspire
  • solicit
  • cause

Antonyms

  • bisexual
  • homosexual
  • sexual
  • asexual

Etymology

  • stimulatus (Latin)

3. stimulate

verb. ['ˈstɪmjəˌleɪt'] stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of.

Synonyms

  • kindle
  • vibrate
  • sex
  • turn on
  • invigorate
  • provoke
  • pick up
  • enliven
  • titillate
  • wind up
  • lift up
  • elicit
  • fuel
  • invite
  • shake
  • enkindle
  • arouse
  • excite
  • frighten
  • animate
  • evoke
  • stir
  • thrill
  • tickle
  • shake up
  • tempt
  • exalt
  • elate
  • raise
  • inspire
  • intoxicate
  • affright
  • uplift
  • scare
  • fright

Antonyms

  • deteriorate
  • worsen
  • sell
  • displease

Etymology

  • stimulatus (Latin)

4. stimulate

verb. ['ˈstɪmjəˌleɪt'] cause to be alert and energetic.

Synonyms

  • revive
  • recreate
  • energise
  • invigorate
  • revivify
  • enliven
  • perk up
  • affect
  • arouse
  • liven up
  • cathect
  • reanimate
  • animate
  • brace
  • renovate
  • reinvigorate
  • liven
  • repair
  • vivify
  • quicken

Antonyms

  • sedate
  • de-energise
  • de-energize
  • bore

Etymology

  • stimulatus (Latin)

5. stimulate

verb. ['ˈstɪmjəˌleɪt'] cause to occur rapidly.

Synonyms

  • set up
  • hasten
  • effectuate
  • effect
  • induce

Antonyms

  • switch off
  • stay
  • discourage
  • lower

Etymology

  • stimulatus (Latin)

6. stimulate

verb. ['ˈstɪmjəˌleɪt'] stir feelings in.

Synonyms

  • jerk off
  • jack off
  • sensitise
  • blow
  • whet
  • sensitize
  • fuck off
  • work
  • she-bop
  • excite
  • wank
  • go down on
  • stir
  • disgust
  • thrill
  • repel
  • fellate
  • revolt
  • gross out
  • masturbate
  • suck
  • quicken

Antonyms

  • desensitize
  • refrain
  • strengthen
  • curse

Etymology

  • stimulatus (Latin)

7. stimulate

verb. ['ˈstɪmjəˌleɪt'] provide the needed stimulus for.

Synonyms

  • agitate
  • entice
  • stir up
  • rejuvenate
  • set off
  • instigate
  • foment
  • incite
  • tempt
  • jog
  • provoke
  • challenge

Antonyms

  • maleness
  • femaleness
  • female
  • androgynous

Etymology

  • stimulatus (Latin)
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