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stimulate

stim·u·late

stimulate

 
 
pronunciation:
stIm y leIt
part of speech: verb
inflections: stimulated, stimulates, stimulating
definition: to bring about to activity or action.
That book stimulated his interest in monsters.
synonyms:
arouse, excite, incite
antonyms:
discourage
similar words:
activate, animate, brace, challenge, egg, initiate, inspire, kindle, prod, prompt, provoke, rouse, spark, spur, stir, thrill, work
derivations: stimulating (adj.), stimulative (adj.), stimulatory (adj.), stimulatingly (adv.), stimulation (n.), stimulative (n.), stimulator (stimulater) (n.)