Textual thesaurus for "stimulate"

(verb) brace, arouse, energise, energize, perk up

cause to be alert and energetic

Coffee and tea stimulate me; This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate

(verb) excite

act as a stimulant

The book stimulated her imagination; This play stimulates

(verb) cause, induce, get, have, make

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

(verb) provoke

provide the needed stimulus for

(verb) rush, induce, hasten

cause to occur rapidly

the infection precipitated a high fever and allergic reactions

(verb) excite, stir, shake, shake up

stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of

These stories shook the community; the civil war shook the country

(verb) stir, excite

stir feelings in

stimulate my appetite; excite the audience; stir emotions