stimulate

  1. provide the needed stimulus for

    Synonyms : provoke
    Type Of : challenge
  2. stir feelings in

    Synonyms : excite, stir
    Type Of : sensitize, sensitise
    Examples :
    • stimulate my appetite
  3. cause to be alert and energetic

    Synonyms : arouse, brace, energise, energize, perk up
    Antonyms : sedate
    Type Of : affect
    Examples :
    • Coffee and tea stimulate me
    • This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate
  4. stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of

    Synonyms : excite, shake, shake up, stir
    Type Of : fire, provoke, enkindle, raise, elicit, kindle, arouse, evoke
  5. cause to occur rapidly

    Synonyms : hasten, induce, rush
    Type Of : effect, set up, effectuate
  6. cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner

    Synonyms : cause, get, have, induce, make
  7. act as a stimulant

    Synonyms : excite
    Antonyms : stifle
    Type Of : touch on, affect, bear upon, impact, bear on, touch
    Examples :
    • The book stimulated her imagination
    • This play stimulates

stimulate

  1. provide the needed stimulus for

    Synonyms : provoke
    Type Of : challenge
  2. stir feelings in

    Synonyms : excite, stir
    Type Of : sensitize, sensitise
    Examples :
    • stimulate my appetite
  3. cause to be alert and energetic

    Synonyms : arouse, brace, energise, energize, perk up
    Antonyms : sedate
    Type Of : affect
    Examples :
    • Coffee and tea stimulate me
    • This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate
  4. stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of

    Synonyms : excite, shake, shake up, stir
    Type Of : fire, provoke, enkindle, raise, elicit, kindle, arouse, evoke
  5. cause to occur rapidly

    Synonyms : hasten, induce, rush
    Type Of : effect, set up, effectuate
  6. cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner

    Synonyms : cause, get, have, induce, make
  7. act as a stimulant

    Synonyms : excite
    Antonyms : stifle
    Type Of : touch on, affect, bear upon, impact, bear on, touch
    Examples :
    • The book stimulated her imagination
    • This play stimulates

synonyms

  1. two words that can be interchanged in a context are said to be synonymous relative to that context

    Synonyms : equivalent word
    Antonyms : antonym
    Type Of : word

solicitor

  1. a petitioner who solicits contributions or trade or votes

    Synonyms : canvasser
    Type Of : supplicant, petitioner, requester, suppliant
  2. a British lawyer who gives legal advice and prepares legal documents

    Type Of : attorney, lawyer

spurs

  1. give heart or courage to

    Synonyms : goad
    Type Of : encourage
  2. a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something

    Synonyms : goad, goading, prod, prodding, spurring, urging
    Type Of : encouragement
  3. a sharp prod fixed to a rider's heel and used to urge a horse onward

    Synonyms : gad
    Type Of : prod, goad
    Examples :
    • cowboys know not to squat with their spurs on
  4. a railway line connected to a trunk line

    Synonyms : branch line, spur track
    Type Of : railway line, line, rail line
  5. any sharply pointed projection

    Synonyms : acantha, spine
    Type Of : projection
  6. equip with spurs

    Type Of : equip, fit, fit out, outfit
    Examples :
    • spur horses
  7. goad with spurs

    Type Of : goad
    Examples :
    • the rider spurred his horse
  8. incite or stimulate

    Type Of : boost, advance, encourage, further, promote
    Examples :
    • The Academy was formed to spur research
  9. strike with a spur

    Type Of : strike
  10. tubular extension at the base of the corolla in some flowers

    Type Of : enation, plant process

school

  1. a large group of fish

    Synonyms : shoal
    Type Of : animal group
    Examples :
    • a school of small glittering fish swam by
  2. the period of instruction in a school; the time period when school is in session

    Synonyms : school day, schooltime
    Type Of : period, time period, period of time
    Examples :
    • stay after school
    • he didn't miss a single day of school
    • when the school day was done we would walk home together
  3. teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment

    Synonyms : civilise, civilize, cultivate, educate, train
    Type Of : fine-tune, polish, refine, down
    Examples :
    • She is well schooled in poetry
  4. the process of being formally educated at a school

    Synonyms : schooling
    Type Of : education
    Examples :
    • what will you do when you finish school?
  5. a building where young people receive education

    Synonyms : schoolhouse
    Type Of : building, edifice
    Examples :
    • the school was built in 1932
    • he walked to school every morning
  6. a body of creative artists or writers or thinkers linked by a similar style or by similar teachers

    Type Of : body
    Examples :
    • the Venetian school of painting
  7. an educational institution

    Type Of : educational institution
    Examples :
    • the school was founded in 1900
  8. an educational institution's faculty and students

    Type Of : educational institution
    Examples :
    • the school keeps parents informed
    • the whole school turned out for the game
  9. educate in or as if in a school

    Type Of : educate
    Examples :
    • The children are schooled at great cost to their parents in private institutions
  10. swim in or form a large group of fish

    Type Of : swim
    Examples :
    • A cluster of schooling fish was attracted to the bait

sequel

  1. something that follows something else

    Synonyms : subsequence
    Type Of : result, resultant, termination, final result, outcome
  2. a part added to a book or play that continues and extends it

    Synonyms : continuation
    Type Of : postscript, supplement, addendum

sense

  1. the meaning of a word or expression; the way in which a word or expression or situation can be interpreted

    Synonyms : signified
    Type Of : significance, signification, meaning, import
    Examples :
    • the Dictionary gave several senses for the word
    • in the best sense charity is really a duty
  2. perceive by a physical sensation, e.g., coming from the skin or muscles

    Synonyms : feel
    Type Of : perceive, comprehend
  3. sound practical judgment

    Synonyms : common sense, good sense, gumption, horse sense, mother wit
    Type Of : sagacity, judgment, judgement, discernment, sagaciousness
    Examples :
    • Common sense is not so common
    • he hasn't got the sense God gave little green apples
    • fortunately she had the good sense to run away
  4. become aware of not through the senses but instinctively

    Synonyms : smell, smell out
    Type Of : perceive
    Examples :
    • I sense his hostility
  5. the faculty through which the external world is apprehended

    Synonyms : sensation, sensory faculty, sentience, sentiency
    Type Of : faculty, module, mental faculty
    Examples :
    • in the dark he had to depend on touch and on his senses of smell and hearing
  6. a general conscious awareness

    Type Of : awareness, knowingness, consciousness, cognizance, cognisance
    Examples :
    • a sense of security
    • a sense of happiness
    • a sense of danger
    • a sense of self
  7. a natural appreciation or ability

    Type Of : grasp, appreciation, hold
    Examples :
    • a keen musical sense
    • a good sense of timing
  8. comprehend

    Type Of : understand
    Examples :
    • I sensed the real meaning of his letter
  9. detect some circumstance or entity automatically

    Type Of : observe, find, detect, discover, notice
    Examples :
    • This robot can sense the presence of people in the room
    • particle detectors sense ionization

suspicious

  1. not as expected

    Synonyms : fishy, funny, shady, suspect
    Examples :
    • suspicious behavior
  2. openly distrustful and unwilling to confide

    Synonyms : leery, mistrustful, untrusting, wary

stalk

  1. material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds

    Synonyms : chaff, husk, shuck, straw, stubble
    Type Of : plant substance, plant material
  2. a slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ

    Synonyms : stem
    Type Of : plant organ
  3. a hunt for game carried on by following it stealthily or waiting in ambush

    Synonyms : stalking, still hunt
    Type Of : hunt, hunting
  4. the act of following prey stealthily

    Synonyms : stalking
    Type Of : chase, following, pursuit, pursual
  5. a stiff or threatening gait

    Synonyms : angry walk
    Type Of : gait
  6. follow stealthily or recur constantly and spontaneously to

    Synonyms : haunt
    Type Of : follow, pursue
    Examples :
    • her ex-boyfriend stalked her
  7. go through (an area) in search of prey

    Type Of : follow, pursue
    Examples :
    • stalk the woods for deer
  8. walk stiffly

    Type Of : walk