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"stimulate" in British English

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stimulateverb

uk   /ˈstɪm.jə.leɪt/  us   /ˈstɪm.jə.leɪt/
B2 [T] to encourage something to grow, develop, or become active: The government plans to cut taxes in order to stimulate the economy.
B2 [I or T] to make someone excited and interested about something: The show was intended to stimulate and amuse. [+ obj + to infinitive ] Good teachers should ask questions that stimulate students to think. Erotic images are often more sexually stimulating to men than to women.
[T] specialized biology to cause part of the body to operate: The drugs stimulate the damaged tissue into repairing itself. Standing on your head is supposed to stimulate hair growth.

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(Definition of stimulate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"stimulate" in American English

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stimulateverb [T]

 us   /ˈstɪm·jəˌleɪt/
to encourage something to grow, develop, or become active: Tax cuts will stimulate the economy. Read books to stimulate your child’s imagination. Some vegetables stimulate cells to manufacture a cancer-fighting enzyme.
stimulation
noun [U]  us   /ˌstɪm·jəˈleɪ·ʃən/
I need the intellectual stimulation of work.
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"stimulate" in Business English

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stimulateverb

uk   us   /ˈstɪmjəleɪt/
[T] ECONOMICS to encourage something to grow, develop, or become active: The government plans to cut taxes in order to stimulate the economy.stimulate growth/investment/trade Liberalization should stimulate growth.stimulate demand/sales/interest We hope the discounts will help stimulate sales.
[I or T] to make someone excited and interested about something: I need to find a job that will stimulate me more.
stimulation
noun [U]
(Definition of stimulate from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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