stimulate

  • 1 stimulate — stim‧u‧late [ˈstɪmjleɪt] verb [transitive] to encourage an activity to begin or develop further: • Banks were urged to lower credit card interest rates to stimulate consumer spending. • Any increase in industrial activity will stimulate demand… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 Stimulate — Stim u*late, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stimulated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Stimulating}.] [L. stimulatus, p. p. of stimulare to prick or goad on, to incite, fr. stimulus a goad. See {Stimulus}.] 1. To excite as if with a goad; to excite, rouse, or animate,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 stimulate — I verb activate, actuate, animate, arouse, awaken, brace, drive, egg on, encourage, energize, enkindle, enliven, excitare, excite, fan, fillip, fire, foment, goad, impel, Incitare, incite, inflame, initiate, inritare, inspire, inspirit, instigate …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 stimulate — 1610s, from L. stimulatus, pp. of stimulare (see STIMULATION (Cf. stimulation)). Related: Stimulated; stimulating …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 stimulate — excite, *provoke, quicken, pique, galvanize Analogous words: *quicken, animate, enliven, vivify: activate, energize, *vitalize: rouse, arouse, *stir, rally, waken, awaken Antonyms: unnerve: deaden …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 stimulate — [v] excite, provoke activate, animate, arouse, build a fire under*, commove, dynamize, elate, encourage, energize, enliven, exhilarate, fan, fire, fire up*, foment, foster, galvanize, get one going*, get one started*, goad, grab, hook, impel,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 stimulate — ► VERB 1) apply or act as a stimulus to. 2) animate or excite. DERIVATIVES stimulation noun stimulator noun stimulatory adjective. ORIGIN Latin stimulare urge, goad …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 stimulate — [stim′yo͞olāt΄, stim′yəlāt΄] vt. stimulated, stimulating [< L stimulatus, pp. of stimulare, to prick, goad, excite < stimulus: see STIMULUS] 1. to rouse or excite to action or increased action; animate; spur on 2. to invigorate or seem to… …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 stimulate — {<charset c=U><HR> } 01. Their children felt more [stimulated] to learn a second language after they had visited Europe. 02. Children need mental [stimulation] in order to develop intellectually. 03. Anne Morrow Lindbergh once said… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 10 stimulate */*/ — UK [ˈstɪmjʊleɪt] / US [ˈstɪmjəˌleɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms stimulate : present tense I/you/we/they stimulate he/she/it stimulates present participle stimulating past tense stimulated past participle stimulated 1) to encourage something to… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 stimulate — v. 1) (d; tr.) to stimulate into 2) (H) to stimulate smb. to do smt. * * * [ stɪmjʊleɪt] (H) to stimulate smb. to do smt. (d; tr.) to stimulate into …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 12 stimulate — stim|u|late [ˈstımjuleıt] v [T] [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of stimulare, from stimulus; STIMULUS] 1.) to encourage or help an activity to begin or develop further stimulate growth/demand/the economy etc ▪ the President s …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 stimulate — stim|u|late [ stımjə,leıt ] verb transitive ** 1. ) to encourage something to happen, develop, or improve: The government should do more to stimulate investment in the rural areas of the state. new measures to stimulate the economy 2. ) to make… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 stimulate — verb ADVERB ▪ greatly, significantly, strongly ▪ further ▪ effectively ▪ directly ▪ An interest ra …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 15 stimulate — verb (T) 1 to encourage an activity to begin or develop further: The discussions stimulated a free exchange of ideas. | stimulate growth/demand/the economy etc (=make economic growth etc start or become stronger) 2 to encourage someone by making… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 stimulate — [[t]stɪ̱mjʊleɪt[/t]] ♦♦♦ stimulates, stimulating, stimulated 1) VERB To stimulate something means to encourage it to begin or develop further. [V n] America s priority is rightly to stimulate its economy... [V n] The Russian health service has… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 stimulate — / stɪmjυleɪt/ verb to make something or someone become more active ● What can the government do to stimulate the economy? ● The aim of the subsidies is to stimulate trade with the Middle East …

    Dictionary of banking and finance

  • 18 stimulate — stimulable, adj. stimulability /stim yeuh leuh bil i tee/, n. stimulatingly, adv. stimulation, n. stimulator, stimulater, n. /stim yeuh layt /, v., stimulated, stimulating. v.t. 1. to rouse to action or eff …

    Universalium

  • 19 stimulate — [16] Latin stimulus denoted a ‘pointed stick for goading animals on’ (it probably came ultimately from an Indo European base *sti ‘point, prick, pierce’, extensions of which lie behind English stick, stitch, style, etc). It was used… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 20 stimulate —    , stimulus    To stimulate is to incite or rouse to activity, to a response. A stimulus is something that stimulates. The plural form is stimuli …

    Glossary of Art Terms


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