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stimulate (someone or something) into (doing) (something)

1. To rouse, incite, or excite someone or some group into performing some action or entering some condition. I suggest introducing various incentives to stimulate your employees into greater productivity. The enormous success of the ground-breaking film series has stimulated the movie industry into producing a rash similar franchises.
2. To cause some part of the body, such as a nerve, muscle, organ, etc., to perform some activity or adopt some status through the introduction of some stimulus. We can use this drug to stimulate the cells into reproducing at a much faster rate. A small electric current can be effective in stimulating nerves back into proper function.
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stimulate (someone or an animal) into something

to excite or cause someone or an animal to do something. The promises of bonuses stimulated the workers into higher productivity for the week. The morning light stimulates the birds into singing.
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Uses: Stimulates lymph & is anti-fungal and anti-viral
Listening to music and telling stories stimulate elders to resurrect these memories and focus on what remains.
TEI strongly believes that, rhetoric aside, it makes eminent sense to craft a stimulus bill that, at its core, includes provisions to directly and significantly stimulate business activity because such legislation will have a "multiplier effect" beyond that of narrow tax and spending programs; it will serve as a catalyst to the broader goal of economic growth.
3 The electrodes stimulate the brain cells that control sight.
This finding indicates that, as well as providing a route for axons to travel past the injury site, our cellular bridges must contain specific factors to stimulate distant nerve cells to respond.
Spending must be reallocated to stimulate investment and job creation.
A nationwide survey of 1,400 CPA tax practitioners conducted by the American Institute of CPAs'tax division disclosed that many tax proposals now under consideration would do little to stimulate economic growth.
The Greater Vine City Opportunities Program and Stimulate America Inc.
The compounds (Figure 1) were synthesized and found to stimulate MCF-7 human breast cancer proliferation in vitro and block sexual behavior in male rats (Mani et al.
They deliver oxygen and nutrients to the cells and stimulate the immune system.
The state will invest $20 million in the "New York Main Street Program" which should stimulate downtown revitalization in communities across the State.
While calcium provides raw material for bone growth, other, unknown substances in milk appear to directly stimulate the activity of osteoblasts, the cells that form new bone.