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