stimulate into

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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