Stimulate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈstɪmjuleɪt|  American pronunciation of the word stimulate
Brit.  |ˈstɪmjʊleɪt|  British pronunciation of the word stimulate


- act as a stimulant(syn: excite)
- cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner (syn: cause, get, have, induce, make)
- stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of (syn: excite, shake, stir)
- cause to be alert and energetic(syn: arouse, brace, energise, energize)
- cause to occur rapidly (syn: hasten, induce, rush)
- stir feelings in(syn: excite, stir)
- provide the needed stimulus for (syn: provoke)


A raise in employee wages might stimulate production.

The economy was not stimulated by the tax cuts.

a hormone that stimulates the growth of muscle tissue

Their discussion stimulated him to research the subject more.

He was stimulated by their discussion.

Her interest in art was stimulated by her father.

An inspiring teacher can stimulate students to succeed.

Light stimulates plant growth.

Children need variety and stimulation.

The book stimulated her imagination

This play stimulates

Coffee and tea stimulate me

This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate

Attempts to go outside of London and stimulate cultural life in the regions

How does he propose to stimulate the inert economy and create jobs?

Word forms

I/you/we/they: stimulate
he/she/it: stimulates
present participle: stimulating
past tense: stimulated
past participle: stimulated
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