English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'bestir'

(verb) 
Definition
to cause (oneself) to become active
Synonyms
get going
, ,
stimulate
I was stimulated to examine my deepest thoughts.
,
motivate
His hard work was motivated by a need to achieve.
,
set off
, ,
activate
video cameras that can be activated by computer
, ,
animate
There was little about the game to animate the crowd.
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rouse
He did more to rouse the crowd than anybody else.
,
stir up
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incite
He incited his fellow citizens to take revenge.
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actuate
They were actuated by desire.

Additional synonyms

in the sense of activate
Definition
to make something active
video cameras that can be activated by computer
Synonyms
trigger (off),
turn on,
switch on,
get going,
kick-start (informal),
set in motion,
set going,
in the sense of actuate
Definition
to motivate someone
They were actuated by desire.
in the sense of animate
Definition
to make lively
There was little about the game to animate the crowd.
Synonyms
kick-start (informal),
breathe life into,
gee up,
vitalize,
vivify,
inspirit

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