Translation of "stimulate" - English-Portuguese dictionary


verb uk /ˈstɪm·jə·leɪt/ us /ˈstɪm·jəˌleɪt/

to make something happen or develop more

estimular, fomentar
The drug stimulates the production of red blood cells.

to make someone feel interested and excited

Colourful pictures can stimulate a child’s imagination.

(Translation of “stimulate” from the Cambridge English–Portuguese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)