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


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"


  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


to make (a person) feel happy and lively

He was exhilarated by the walk.

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