Synonyms of stimulate in English:

stimulate


See definition of stimulate

verb

1‘his passionate interest in the music stimulated Mozart to study Bach's fugues’

SYNONYMS

encourage, act as a fillip to, act as a impetus to, act as a incentive to, act as a spur to, act as a stimulus to, prompt, prod, move, motivate, trigger, spark, spur on, galvanize, activate, kindle, fire, fire with enthusiasm, fuel, whet, nourish

inspire, rouse, arouse, excite, animate, quicken, ginger up, pique, electrify

stir up, whip up, instigate, foment, fan, incite, provoke, sting, inflame, goad

North American light a fire under

literary inspirit, spirit someone up

rare incentivize, fillip

ANTONYMS

discourage