1. Act as a stimulant (synset 200504245)
    "The book stimulated her imagination"; "This play stimulates"
  2. Cause to do;
    Cause to act in a specified manner (synset 200772482)
    "The ads induced me to buy a VCR"; "My children finally got me to buy a computer"; "My wife made me buy a new sofa"
  3. Stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of (synset 201765558)
    "These stories shook the community"; "the civil war shook the country"
  4. Cause to be alert and energetic (synset 200022679)
    "Coffee and tea stimulate me"; "This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate"
  5. Cause to occur rapidly (synset 201648064)
    "the infection precipitated a high fever and allergic reactions"
  6. Stir feelings in (synset 202120601)
    "stimulate my appetite"; "excite the audience"; "stir emotions"
  7. Provide the needed stimulus for (synset 200795741)

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