Definitions for exciteɪkˈsaɪt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to arouse or stir up the emotions or feelings of:
to excite a person to anger.
to arouse or stir up (emotions or feelings); evoke; awaken:
to excite interest.
to stir to action; provoke or stir up:
to excite dogs to a frenzy .
Physiol. to stimulate:
to excite a nerve.
to raise (an atom, molecule, etc.) to an excited state.
to supply with electricity for producing electric activity or a magnetic field:
to excite a dynamo.
Category: Electricity and Magnetism
Origin of excite:
1300–50; ME < L excitāre to rouse, set in motion, excite
arouse or elicit a feeling
act as a stimulant
"The book stimulated her imagination"; "This play stimulates"
stimulate, excite, stir(verb)
stir feelings in
"stimulate my appetite"; "excite the audience"; "stir emotions"
agitate, rouse, turn on, charge, commove, excite, charge up(verb)
cause to be agitated, excited, or roused
"The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks"
arouse, sex, excite, turn on, wind up(verb)
"This movie usually arouses the male audience"
stimulate, shake, shake up, excite, stir(verb)
stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of
"These stories shook the community"; "the civil war shook the country"
excite, energize, energise(verb)
raise to a higher energy level
"excite the atoms"
produce a magnetic field in
"excite the neurons"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to cause to feel excited
The idea of world travel excited him.
to cause a particular reaction; = provoke
to excite interest/disgust
To stir the emotions of.
The fireworks which opened the festivities excited anyone present.
To arouse or bring out (eg feelings); to stimulate.
, To cause an electron to move to a higher than normal state; to promote an electron to an outer level.
By applying electric potential to the neon atoms, the electrons become excited, then emit a photon when returning to normal.
Origin: From exciten, from exciter, from excitare, frequentative of exciere, from ex + ciere. See cite and compare to accite, concite, incite.
to call to activity in any way; to rouse to feeling; to kindle to passionate emotion; to stir up to combined or general activity; as, to excite a person, the spirits, the passions; to excite a mutiny or insurrection; to excite heat by friction
to call forth or increase the vital activity of an organism, or any of its parts
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Translations for excite
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to cause or rouse strong feelings of expectation, happiness etc in
The children were excited at the thought of the party.
- excitarPortuguese (BR)
- συγκινώ, εξάπτωGreek
- به هیجان آوردن؛ بر انگیختنFarsi
- उत्तेजित करनाHindi
- pobuditi, potaknutiCroatian
- uzbudināt; uztrauktLatvian
- vekke sterke sinnsbevegelser, opphisseNorwegian
- podniecać (się)Polish
- به هیجان آوردن؛ بر انگیختنPersian
- پارول، فعال كول، په ګپڼوراوستل، په هيجان راوستل، هيجانى كولPashto
- a entuziasma; a emoţionaRomanian
- hetsa (jaga) upp, uppröraSwedish
- 使激動，使興奮Chinese (Trad.)
- збуджувати, хвилюватиUkrainian
- شدید خوشی اور جذبات کو جگاناUrdu
- kích độngVietnamese
- 使激动，使兴奋Chinese (Simp.)
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