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Synonyms for stimulate

Synonyms for (verb) stimulate

Synonyms: stimulate, brace, arouse, energise, energize, perk up Definition: cause to be alert and energetic Usage: Coffee and tea stimulate me; This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate

Similar words: affect Definition: act physically on; have an effect upon Usage: the medicine affects my heart rate

Synonyms: stimulate, excite Definition: act as a stimulant Usage: The book stimulated her imagination; This play stimulates

Similar words: touch, touch on, impact, affect, bear on, bear upon Definition: have an effect upon Usage: Will the new rules affect me?

Synonyms: provoke, stimulate Definition: provide the needed stimulus for

Similar words: challenge Definition: issue a challenge to Usage: Fischer challenged Spassky to a match

Synonyms: stimulate, rush, induce, hasten Definition: cause to occur rapidly Usage: the infection precipitated a high fever and allergic reactions

Similar words: set up, effect, effectuate Definition: produce Usage: The scientists set up a shock wave

Synonyms: excite, stimulate, stir, shake, shake up Definition: stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of Usage: These stories shook the community; the civil war shook the country

Similar words: kindle, elicit, enkindle, evoke, fire, arouse, raise, provoke Definition: call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses) Usage: arouse pity; raise a smile; evoke sympathy

Synonyms: stimulate, stir, excite Definition: stir feelings in Usage: stimulate my appetite; excite the audience; stir emotions

Similar words: sensitise, sensitize Definition: cause to sense; make sensitive Usage: She sensitized me with respect to gender differences in this traditional male-dominated society; My tongue became sensitized to good wine