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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

Meaning of "stimulate" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD STIMULATE

From Latin stimulāre.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF STIMULATE

stimulate  [ˈstɪmjʊˌleɪt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF STIMULATE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Stimulate is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb stimulate in English.

WHAT DOES STIMULATE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

stimulate

Stimulation

Stimulation or excitation is the action of various agents on nerves, muscles, or a sensory end organ, by which activity is evoked; especially, the nervous impulse produced by various agents on nerves, or a sensory end organ, by which the part connected with the nerve is thrown into a state of activity, whether everyday general physical activity or sexual stimulation. Stimulation is often connected with psychological stimulation, which concerns how a stimulus affects a person's thinking process. The word is also often used metaphorically. For example, an interesting or fun activity can be described as "stimulating", regardless of its physical effects on nerves. Stimulate means to act as a stimulus to; stimulus means things that rouse to activity.

Definition of stimulate in the English dictionary

The first definition of stimulate in the dictionary is to fill with ideas or enthusiasm. Other definition of stimulate is to excite with a stimulus. Stimulate is also to encourage to start or progress further.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO STIMULATE

PRESENT

Present
I stimulate
you stimulate
he/she/it stimulates
we stimulate
you stimulate
they stimulate
Present continuous
I am stimulating
you are stimulating
he/she/it is stimulating
we are stimulating
you are stimulating
they are stimulating
Present perfect
I have stimulated
you have stimulated
he/she/it has stimulated
we have stimulated
you have stimulated
they have stimulated
Present perfect continuous
I have been stimulating
you have been stimulating
he/she/it has been stimulating
we have been stimulating
you have been stimulating
they have been stimulating
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I stimulated
you stimulated
he/she/it stimulated
we stimulated
you stimulated
they stimulated
Past continuous
I was stimulating
you were stimulating
he/she/it was stimulating
we were stimulating
you were stimulating
they were stimulating
Past perfect
I had stimulated
you had stimulated
he/she/it had stimulated
we had stimulated
you had stimulated
they had stimulated
Past perfect continuous
I had been stimulating
you had been stimulating
he/she/it had been stimulating
we had been stimulating
you had been stimulating
they had been stimulating
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will stimulate
you will stimulate
he/she/it will stimulate
we will stimulate
you will stimulate
they will stimulate
Future continuous
I will be stimulating
you will be stimulating
he/she/it will be stimulating
we will be stimulating
you will be stimulating
they will be stimulating
Future perfect
I will have stimulated
you will have stimulated
he/she/it will have stimulated
we will have stimulated
you will have stimulated
they will have stimulated
Future perfect continuous
I will have been stimulating
you will have been stimulating
he/she/it will have been stimulating
we will have been stimulating
you will have been stimulating
they will have been stimulating
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would stimulate
you would stimulate
he/she/it would stimulate
we would stimulate
you would stimulate
they would stimulate
Conditional continuous
I would be stimulating
you would be stimulating
he/she/it would be stimulating
we would be stimulating
you would be stimulating
they would be stimulating
Conditional perfect
I would have stimulate
you would have stimulate
he/she/it would have stimulate
we would have stimulate
you would have stimulate
they would have stimulate
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been stimulating
you would have been stimulating
he/she/it would have been stimulating
we would have been stimulating
you would have been stimulating
they would have been stimulating
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you stimulate
we let´s stimulate
you stimulate
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to stimulate
Past participle
stimulated
Present Participle
stimulating
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH STIMULATE


accumulate
əˈkjuːmjʊˌleɪt
calculate
ˈkælkjʊˌleɪt
circulate
ˈsɜːkjʊˌleɪt
coagulate
kəʊˈæɡjʊˌleɪt
congratulate
kənˈɡrætjʊˌleɪt
cumulate
ˈkjuːmjʊˌleɪt
ejaculate
ɪˈdʒækjʊˌleɪt
emulate
ˈɛmjʊˌleɪt
encapsulate
ɪnˈkæpsjʊˌleɪt
formulate
ˈfɔːmjʊˌleɪt
insulate
ˈɪnsjʊˌleɪt
manipulate
məˈnɪpjʊˌleɪt
modulate
ˈmɒdjʊˌleɪt
populate
ˈpɒpjʊˌleɪt
postulate
ˈpɒstjʊˌleɪt
reformulate
riːˈfɔːmjʊˌleɪt
regulate
ˈrɛɡjʊˌleɪt
simulate
ˈsɪmjʊˌleɪt
speculate
ˈspɛkjʊˌleɪt
stipulate
ˈstɪpjʊˌleɪt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE STIMULATE

stilty
Stilwell
stim
stimied
stimies
stimpmeter
stimulable
stimulancy
stimulant
stimulater
stimulating
stimulatingly
stimulation
stimulative
stimulator
stimulatory
stimuli
stimulus
stimy

WORDS THAT END LIKE STIMULATE

absquatulate
ambulate
articulate
chocolate
consulate
copulate
demodulate
depopulate
deregulate
emasculate
geniculate
immaculate
matriculate
ovulate
particulate
recirculate
repopulate
reticulate
triangulate
undulate
ungulate

Synonyms and antonyms of stimulate in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «STIMULATE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «stimulate» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of stimulate

Translation of «stimulate» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF STIMULATE

Find out the translation of stimulate to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of stimulate from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «stimulate» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

鼓励
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

estimular
570 millions of speakers

English

stimulate
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

उत्तेजित
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تحفيز
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

стимулировать
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

estimular
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

চেতান
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

stimuler
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Merangsang
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

anregen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

刺激する
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

격려하다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ngrangsang
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

kích thích
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தூண்டுகிறது
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

उत्तेजित
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

teşvik etmek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

stimolare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

stymulowania
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

стимулювати
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

stimula
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

την τόνωση της
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

stimuleer
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

stimulera
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

stimulere
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of stimulate

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «STIMULATE»

The term «stimulate» is very widely used and occupies the 15.549 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «STIMULATE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «stimulate» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «stimulate» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about stimulate

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10 QUOTES WITH «STIMULATE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word stimulate.
1
Sandy Adams
The road to recovery is to stimulate small business and innovation by reducing taxation, regulation, and litigation.
2
Gbenga Akinnagbe
I want to work with non-profits that stimulate growth to the community. Whether it is economic growth, intellectual, or freedom.
3
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
A musician cannot move others unless he too is moved. He must of necessity feel all of the affects that he hopes to arouse in his audience, for the revealing of his own humour will stimulate a like humour in the listener.
4
Rob Bishop
I firmly believe that the best way to stimulate our economy and create jobs is to let hard-working Americans keep more of their money - after all, the money belongs to them, not to Washington.
5
W. E. B. Du Bois
To stimulate wildly weak and untrained minds is to play with mighty fires.
6
Mike Bouchard
That tax relief can spur the economy and thereby benefit all Americans is something that Washington Democrats used to understand. President Kennedy, for example, aggressively cut taxes after being elected to stimulate the economy as a means of helping all Americans.
7
Ben Brantley
I personally read criticism - at least by writers I enjoy - to stimulate a conversation in my own mind, and I like to think that's the function I serve for others.
8
George Washington Carver
Since new developments are the products of a creative mind, we must therefore stimulate and encourage that type of mind in every way possible.
9
Sri Chinmoy
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.
10
Otto Dix
People were already beginning to forget, what horrible suffering the war had brought them. I did not want to cause fear and panic, but to let people know how dreadful war is and so to stimulate people's powers of resistance.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «STIMULATE»

Discover the use of stimulate in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to stimulate and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Innovation Leaders: How Senior Executives Stimulate, Steer ...
This book will help you improve the innovation performance of your organization by: identifying and recognizing your company's innovation leaders, both through their behaviour and priorities encouraging spontaneous innovation initiatives, ...
Jean-Philippe Deschamps, 2009
2
Crosswords to Stimulate Your Mind
Stimulate your mind with this gold mine of over 70 puzzles taken from the best magazines published in the '50s and '60s. But keep in mind that MOON was still "One of NASA's goals"!
Olivia Carlton, 2002
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Sexscopes: How to Seduce, Stimulate, and Satisfy Any Sign
Wonder no more -- Sexscopes reveals the secrets to seducing the object of your desire based simply on his or her astrological sign, regardless of gender or sexual orientation.
Stuart Hazleton, 2001
4
Alzheimer's Activities That Stimulate the Mind
Featured in this authoritative, reassuring guide are hundreds of therapeutic exercises across an array of areas and disciplines--including arts and crafts, community outings, physical activity, religion and spirituality, grooming, gardening ...
Emilia Bazan-Salazar, 2005
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Art Therapy Exercises: Inspirational and Practical Ideas to ...
This accessible book comprises a collection of 80 tried-and-tested exercises, with guidelines for applying them and advice for devising new ones.
Liesl Silverstone, 2009
6
Inspirational Quotes to Motivate, Rejuvenate, Stimulate, and ...
Are you looking to:* Lift your perspective?* Motivate your Staff?* Be reminded of what really matters?* Spur on your success?* Stay focused on attaining your goals?* Learn what famous great thinkers tell themselves?* Gain encouragement to ...
Amy Mosher, Live Life Well Info, 2009
7
Dr. Cocktail: 50 Spirited Infusions to Stimulate the Mind ...
Fully illustrated with color photography, this is a beautiful and unique book of cocktails that readers will turn to again and again.
Alex Ott, 2012
8
Establishing Precompetitive Collaborations to Stimulate ...
Despite the many basic research discoveries in genetics, relatively few gene-based treatments, drugs, or preventative measures have been developed.
Roundtable on Translating Genomic-Based Research on Health, Adam Berger, Steve Olson, 2011
9
Using Computer Technology to Stimulate Second Language ...
As demographics change, it is imperative that schools equip students with adequate language skills that will prepare them to function successfully in a global society.
Judith L. Toussaint, 2006
10
The Wonder Weeks: How to Stimulate Your Baby's Mental ...
'The Wonder Weeks.
Hetty Van de Rijt, Frans Plooij, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «STIMULATE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term stimulate is used in the context of the following news items.
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Sacco posts jobs list in one-man effort to stimulate NM economy
... developments in the state's employment scene. It's all free. Sacco considers it his personal effort to stimulate the economy and build business connections. «Albuquerque Business First, Jul 15»
2
AmInvestment: Greek debt crisis to speed up Govt efforts to stimulate
KUALA LUMPUR: Concerns over the Greek debt issue, which has been weighing on Asian stock markets, including Bursa Malaysia, will accelerate the ... «The Star Online, Jun 15»
3
European cities open up treasure chests of data to stimulate
European cities are leveraging their data sources in order to address high-priority objectives: to reduce traffic congestion, improve energy efficiency, engage ... «M2M Now, Jun 15»
4
Community builds garden to stimulate the senses
A SENSORY garden being built by community members will help stimulate the senses of senior students at the Mackay District Special School. Mackay District ... «Mackay Daily Mercury, Jun 15»
5
Mackay council five-year corporate plan looks to stimulate, diversify …
She said it aimed to address the challenges the region faced and to help Mackay thrive. "Key features for me is council is focused on stimulating the economy, ... «ABC Local, Jun 15»
6
14 Ways to Stimulate Personal Growth
To get you started, here are 14 ways you can stimulate personal growth. 1. Know yourself. Self knowledge is not just about knowing your likes and dislikes, ... «Huffington Post, May 15»
7
College graduations help stimulate the local economy
Visit South Bend-Mishawaka says that's how much money college graduations bring in to our area each year. People are coming to town this weekend for Notre ... «WSBT-TV, May 15»
8
New Device Stimulates Nerves to Bring Feeling to Prosthetic Hands
Now that the mechanical aspects of prosthetic arms have gotten quite impressive, getting these devices to have a sense of touch is a major next step to ... «Medgadget.com, May 15»
9
Rigzone Survey - Lack of confidence that new tax initiatives will …
Of the 963 UK oil and gas professionals who participated in the survey, only 17% feel the range of tax initiatives will be enough to stimulate meaningful ... «Onrec, Apr 15»
10
Andrew Barr to announce measure to stimulate Canberra's CBD
In response, Chief Minister Andrew Barr says the government would be making an announcement in coming months about new policies to stimulate Canberra's ... «The Canberra Times, Apr 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Stimulate [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/stimulate>. Aug 2019 ».
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