stimulate

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stimulate(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to make more active)
a. estimular
Most farmers use fertilizers to stimulate the growth of their crops.La mayoría de los agricultores usan fertilizantes para estimular el crecimiento de los cultivos.
b. promover
The government adopted policies to stimulate the local economies.El gobierno adoptó políticas para promover las economías locales.
2. (to encourage)
a. estimular
A cup of coffee in the morning stimulates my mind so I can get to work.Una taza de café en la mañana me estimula la mente y así puedo ponerme a trabajar.
b. alentar
Her example stimulates young girls to study.Su ejemplo alienta a las niñas a estudiar.
c. fomentar
That journalist always asks questions that stimulate interesting discussions.Esa periodista siempre hace preguntas que fomentan discusiones interesantes.
d. despertar (interest, curiosity)
One of my 10th grade teachers, Mrs. Bosio, stimulated my curiosity in literature.Una de mis profesoras de décimo grado, la Sra. Bosio, despertó mi curiosidad por la literatura.
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stimulate
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (person, mind, appetite)
a. estimular
2. (enthusiasm, interest)
a. suscitar
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stimulate [ˈstɪmjʊleɪt]
transitive verb
estimular; [+growth etc] favorecer; [+demand] estimular
to stimulate sb to do sth alentar a algn a que haga algo
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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