Definitions for exciteɪkˈsaɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ex•citeɪkˈsaɪt(v.t.)-cit•ed, -cit•ing.

  1. to arouse or stir up the emotions or feelings of:

    to excite a person to anger.

  2. to arouse or stir up (emotions or feelings); evoke; awaken:

    to excite interest.

  3. to stir to action; provoke or stir up:

    to excite dogs to a frenzy .

  4. Physiol. to stimulate:

    to excite a nerve.

    Category: Physiology

  5. to raise (an atom, molecule, etc.) to an excited state.

    Category: Physics

  6. 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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. excite(verb)

    arouse or elicit a feeling

  2. stimulate, excite(verb)

    act as a stimulant

    "The book stimulated her imagination"; "This play stimulates"

  3. stimulate, excite, stir(verb)

    stir feelings in

    "stimulate my appetite"; "excite the audience"; "stir emotions"

  4. 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"

  5. arouse, sex, excite, turn on, wind up(verb)

    stimulate sexually

    "This movie usually arouses the male audience"

  6. 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"

  7. excite, energize, energise(verb)

    raise to a higher energy level

    "excite the atoms"

  8. excite(verb)

    produce a magnetic field in

    "excite the neurons"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. excite(verb)ɪkˈsaɪt

    to cause to feel excited

    The idea of world travel excited him.

  2. exciteɪkˈsaɪt

    to cause a particular reaction; = provoke

    to excite interest/disgust

Wiktionary

  1. excite(Verb)

    To stir the emotions of.

    The fireworks which opened the festivities excited anyone present.

  2. excite(Verb)

    To arouse or bring out (eg feelings); to stimulate.

  3. excite(Verb)

    , 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.

  4. Origin: From exciten, from exciter, from excitare, frequentative of exciere, from ex + ciere. See cite and compare to accite, concite, incite.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Excite(verb)

    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

  2. Excite(verb)

    to call forth or increase the vital activity of an organism, or any of its parts

Freebase

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Translations for excite

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

excite(verb)

to cause or rouse strong feelings of expectation, happiness etc in

The children were excited at the thought of the party.

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