Definitions for exhilarateɪgˈzɪl əˌreɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ex•hil•a•rateɪgˈzɪl əˌreɪt(v.t.)-rat•ed, -rat•ing.

  1. to enliven; invigorate; stimulate.

  2. to make cheerful or merry.

Origin of exhilarate:

1530–40; < L exhilarātus, ptp. of exhilarāre to gladden (see hilarity

ex•hil′a•ra`tor(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. exhilarate, tickle pink, inebriate, thrill, exalt, beatify(verb)

    fill with sublime emotion

    "The children were thrilled at the prospect of going to the movies"; "He was inebriated by his phenomenal success"

Wiktionary

  1. exhilarate(Verb)

    To make happy, cheer up.

  2. exhilarate(Verb)

    To refreshingly thrill.

  3. exhilarate(Verb)

    To bring new life to.

  4. Origin: From exhilarare, from ex + hilarare, from hilaris.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Exhilarate(verb)

    to make merry or jolly; to enliven; to animate; to gladden greatly; to cheer; as, good news exhilarates the mind; wine exhilarates a man

  2. Exhilarate(verb)

    to become joyous


Translations for exhilarate

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

exhilarate(verb)

to make (a person) feel happy and lively

He was exhilarated by the walk.

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