Antonyms of verb stimulate

2 of 7 senses of stimulate

Sense 1
stimulate, excite -- (act as a stimulant; "The book stimulated her imagination"; "This play stimulates")
       Antonym of stifle (Sense 2)
      => stifle, dampen -- (smother or suppress; "Stifle your curiosity")

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")
       Antonym 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")

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

7 senses of stimulate

Sense 1
stimulate, excite -- (act as a stimulant; "The book stimulated her imagination"; "This play stimulates")
       => affect, impact, bear upon, bear on, touch on, touch -- (have an effect upon; "Will the new rules affect me?")

Sense 2
induce, stimulate, cause, have, get, make -- (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")

Sense 3
stimulate, shake, shake up, excite, stir -- (stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of; "These stories shook the community"; "the civil war shook the country")
       => arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke -- (call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy")

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")
       => affect -- (act physically on; have an effect upon; "the medicine affects my heart rate")

Sense 5
induce, stimulate, rush, hasten -- (cause to occur rapidly; "the infection precipitated a high fever and allergic reactions")
       => effect, effectuate, set up -- (produce; "The scientists set up a shock wave")

Sense 6
stimulate, excite, stir -- (stir feelings in; "stimulate my appetite"; "excite the audience"; "stir emotions")
       => sensitize, sensitise -- (cause to sense; make sensitive; "She sensitized me with respect to gender differences in this traditional male-dominated society"; "My tongue became sensitized to good wine")

Sense 7
provoke, stimulate -- (provide the needed stimulus for)
       => challenge -- (issue a challenge to; "Fischer challenged Spassky to a match")

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