stimulate
verb.
act as a stimulant
The book stimulated her imagination|This play stimulates
Synonym: excite
verb.
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
Synonym: make, induce, have, get, cause
verb.
stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of
These stories shook the community|the civil war shook the country
verb.
cause to be alert and energetic
Coffee and tea stimulate me|This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate
verb.
cause to occur rapidly
the infection precipitated a high fever and allergic reactions
Synonym: hasten, induce, rush
verb.
stir feelings in
stimulate my appetite|excite the audience|stir emotions
Synonym: excite, stir
verb.
provide the needed stimulus for
Synonym: provoke
Antonym: sedate, stifle