Antonyms of verb sedate

1 sense of sedate

Sense 1
sedate, calm, tranquilize, tranquillize, tranquillise -- (cause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to; "The patient must be sedated before the operation")
       Antonym of stimulate (Sense 4)
      => stimulate, arouse, brace, energize, energise, perk up -- (cause to be alert and energetic; "Coffee and tea stimulate me"; "This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb sedate

1 sense of sedate

Sense 1
sedate, calm, tranquilize, tranquillize, tranquillise -- (cause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to; "The patient must be sedated before the operation")
       => affect -- (act physically on; have an effect upon; "the medicine affects my heart rate")

Antonyms of adj sedate

2 senses of sedate

Sense 1
sedate, staid -- (characterized by dignity and propriety)

INDIRECT (VIA decorous) -> indecorous, indelicate -- (lacking propriety and good taste in manners and conduct; "indecorous behavior")

Sense 2
grave, sedate, sober, solemn -- (dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises; "a grave God-fearing man"; "a quiet sedate nature"; "as sober as a judge"; "a solemn promise"; "the judge was solemn as he pronounced sentence")

INDIRECT (VIA serious) -> frivolous -- (not serious in content or attitude or behavior; "a frivolous novel"; "a frivolous remark"; "a frivolous young woman")

Similarity of adj sedate

2 senses of sedate

Sense 1
sedate, staid -- (characterized by dignity and propriety)
       => decorous (vs. indecorous) -- (characterized by propriety and dignity and good taste in manners and conduct; "the tete-a-tete was decorous in the extreme")

Sense 2
grave, sedate, sober, solemn -- (dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises; "a grave God-fearing man"; "a quiet sedate nature"; "as sober as a judge"; "a solemn promise"; "the judge was solemn as he pronounced sentence")
       => serious (vs. frivolous) -- (concerned with work or important matters rather than play or trivialities; "a serious student of history"; "a serious attempt to learn to ski"; "gave me a serious look"; "a serious young man"; "are you serious or joking?"; "Don't be so serious!")

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