Meaning of stimulate
Pronunciation: (stim'yu-lāt"), [key]
— v., -lat•ed, -lat•ing.
- to rouse to action or effort, as by encouragement or pressure; spur on; incite: to stimulate his interest in mathematics.
- to excite (a nerve, gland, etc.) to its functional activity.
- to invigorate (a person) by a food or beverage containing a stimulant, as coffee, tea, or alcoholic liquor.
- to act as a stimulus or stimulant.
- stimulate (Thesaurus)