to rouse to action or effort, as by encouragement or pressure; spur on; incite:
to stimulate his interest in mathematics.
Physiology, Medicine/Medical. to excite (a nerve, gland, etc.) to its functional activity.
to invigorate (a person) by a food or beverage containing a , as coffee, tea, or alcoholic liquor.
to act as a or .
Even apart from the need to stimulate employment, the case for doing the work right away is a complete no-brainer.
Forget Stimulus, Let’s Talk Savings Robert H. Frank September 7, 2011
Moreover, smart public investments also stimulate more private investment.
Obama Should Use His Budget to Reject Austerity and Promote Growth Robert Shapiro April 9, 2013
The strategy will be to stimulate crises that will be amenable to resolution by the transfer of resources.
Nice Little Peace Agreement You Have There David Frum June 28, 2012
Hopefully they help and they communicate and they stimulate, but the art is inside the viewer.
How Jeff Koons Keeps It Real Blake Gopnik June 20, 2012
R&D tax credits are far from the only measure needed to stimulate high-tech exports.
How to Fix America’s Trade Deficit James Dyson November 12, 2010
Crimmins spat carefully, as if to stimulate his imagination.
Garrison’s Finish W. B. M. Ferguson
Every people have sought some article with which to stimulate the human system.
Aztec Land Maturin M. Ballou
He constantly bore away the prizes, and every fresh success only seemed to stimulate him to more ambitious exertions.
The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Various
Her depravity did but stimulate her woman’s shrewdness and tact.
Henry IV, Makers of History John S. C. Abbott
Know, therefore, that the Karaites do not wish to exercise authority; they only desire to stimulate research.
History of the Jews, Vol. III (of 6) Heinrich Graetz
(transitive; usually passive) to fill (a person) with ideas or enthusiasm: he was stimulated by the challenge
(transitive) (physiol) to excite (a nerve, organ, etc) with a stimulus
to encourage (something) to start or progress further: a cut in interest rates should help stimulate economic recovery
1610s, from Latin stimulatus, past participle of stimulare (see stimulation). Related: Stimulated; stimulating.
stimulate stim·u·late (stĭm’yə-lāt’)
v. stim·u·lat·ed, stim·u·lat·ing, stim·u·lates
To arouse a body or a responsive structure to increased functional activity.
a narrative of short-story length that makes no effort to follow a plot and ignores structural conventions, character motivations, and the like.
importance attached to a thing: to lay stress upon good manners. Synonyms: significance, meaning, emphasis, consequence; weight, value, worth. Phonetics. emphasis in the form of prominent relative loudness of a syllable or a word as a result of special effort in utterance. Prosody. accent or emphasis on syllables in a metrical pattern; beat. emphasis in […]
to deal a blow or stroke to (a person or thing), as with the fist, a weapon, or a hammer; hit. to inflict, deliver, or deal (a blow, stroke, attack, etc.). to drive so as to cause impact: to strike the hands together. to thrust forcibly: Brutus struck a dagger into the dying Caesar. to […]
a person or thing that . a worker who is on . . the clapper in a clock that the hours or rings an alarm. U.S. Army. a private who acts as a voluntary paid servant to a commissioned officer. U.S. Navy. an enlisted person in training for a specific technical rating. a person who […]