Definition of stimulate
stimulationplay \ˌstim-yə-ˈlā-shən\ noun
stimulativeplay \ˈstim-yə-ˌlā-tiv\ adjective
stimulatorplay \-ˌlā-tər\ noun
stimulatoryplay \-lə-ˌtȯr-ē\ adjective
Examples of stimulate in a Sentence
A raise in employee wages might stimulate production.
The economy was not stimulated by the tax cuts.
a hormone that stimulates the growth of muscle tissue
Their discussion stimulated him to research the subject more.
He was stimulated by their discussion.
Recent Examples of stimulate from the Web
Under President Obama, Republicans decried new federal spending to stimulate the economy, expand health-care coverage and pursue other domestic priorities.
The idea was to gather a few people together to give money to give grants to artists to stimulate the arts.
President-elect Trump campaigned on promises to cut taxes, eliminate regulations and boost spending on defense and infrastructure to stimulate economic growth.
The TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) blood test is used to diagnosis thyroid disorders.
But for me, the image of those lightbulbs turned out to be something of a mind worm, stimulating connections.
Diski accepted Lessing’s invitation and was tossed into a stimulating melee of writers and activists (among those at the Lessing dinner table were Ted Hughes and R.D. Laing).
Confidence is a belief in one’s ability to succeed, a belief that stimulates action.
Epitopes are little pieces of proteins that stimulate the immune system.
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Origin and Etymology of stimulate
Latin stimulatus, past participle of stimulare, from stimulus goad; perhaps akin to Latin stilus stem, stylus — more at style
First Known Use: 1566
Synonym Discussion of stimulate
STIMULATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of stimulate for English Language Learners
: to make (something) more active : to cause or encourage (something) to happen or develop
: to make (a person) excited or interested in something
STIMULATE Defined for Kids
Medical Definition of stimulate
stimulatory\-lə-ˌtōr-ē, -ˌtȯr-\play adjective
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