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Definition of Stimulate


  1. To excite as if with a goad; to excite, rouse, or animate, to action or more vigorous exertion by some pungent motive or by persuasion; as, to stimulate one by the hope of reward, or by the prospect of glory.
  2. To excite; to irritate; especially, to excite the activity of (a nerve or an irritable muscle), as by electricity.

Stimulate Quotations

Exercise to stimulate, not to annihilate. The world wasn't formed in a day, and neither were we. Set small goals and build upon them.
Lee Haney

Young people are threatened... by the evil use of advertising techniques that stimulate the natural inclination to avoid hard work by promising the immediate satisfaction of every desire.
Pope John Paul II

Do not try to approach God with your thinking mind. It may only stimulate your intellectual ideas, activities, and beliefs. Try to approach God with your crying heart. It will awaken your soulful, spiritual consciousness.
Sri Chinmoy

Since new developments are the products of a creative mind, we must therefore stimulate and encourage that type of mind in every way possible.
George Washington Carver

To stimulate wildly weak and untrained minds is to play with mighty fires.
W. E. B. Du Bois
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Stimulate Translations

stimulate in Danish is stimulere
stimulate in Dutch is irriteren, aanstoken, ophitsen
stimulate in French is stimulons, inciter, stimulez, stimulent, stimuler
stimulate in German is ankurbeln, anregen, stimulieren
stimulate in Italian is eccitare, esacerbare
stimulate in Latin is instigo
stimulate in Portuguese is estimule
stimulate in Spanish is pinchar, impeler, estimular
stimulate in Swedish is stimulera, pigga upp, egga
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