[v] cause to be alert and energetic; "Coffee and tea stimulate me"; "This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate"
[v] act as a stimulant; "The book stimulated her imagination"; "This play stimulates"
[v] cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner; "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"
[v] provide the needed stimulus for
[v] stir the feelings or emotions of; "These stories shook the community"
[v] of bodily processes such as fever, illness, etc.
[v] stir feelings in; "stimulate my appetite"; "excite the audience"; "stir emotions"
arouse, brace, cause, energise, energize, excite, excite, excite, get, hasten, have, induce, induce, make, perk up, provoke, rush, shake, shake up, stir, stir