What does excite mean?

Definitions for excite
ɪkˈsaɪtex·cite

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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"

GCIDE

  1. Excite(v. t.)

    (Physics) To raise to a higher energy level; -- used especially of atoms or molecules, or of electrons within atoms or molecules; as, absorption of a photon excites the cesium atom, which subsequently radiates the excess energy.

    Etymology: [L. excitare; ex out + citare to move rapidly, to rouse: cf. OF. esciter, exciter, F. exciter. See Cite.]

Wiktionary

  1. excite(Verb)

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

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

  2. excite(Verb)

    To stir the emotions of.

    The fireworks which opened the festivities excited anyone present.

    Etymology: From Middle English exciten, from Old French exciter, from Latin excitare ("call out, call forth, arouse, wake up, stimulate") , frequentative of exciere ("call out, arouse excite") , from ex ("out") + ciere ("call, summon") . See cite and compare to accite, concite, incite.

  3. excite(Verb)

    To arouse or bring out; to stimulate.

    Favoritism tends to excite jealousy in the ones not being favored.

    Etymology: From Middle English exciten, from Old French exciter, from Latin excitare ("call out, call forth, arouse, wake up, stimulate") , frequentative of exciere ("call out, arouse excite") , from ex ("out") + ciere ("call, summon") . See cite and compare to accite, concite, incite.

  4. 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.

    Etymology: From Middle English exciten, from Old French exciter, from Latin excitare ("call out, call forth, arouse, wake up, stimulate") , frequentative of exciere ("call out, arouse excite") , from ex ("out") + ciere ("call, summon") . See cite and compare to accite, concite, incite.

  5. excite(Verb)

    To energize; to produce a magnetic field in.

    to excite a dynamo

    Etymology: From Middle English exciten, from Old French exciter, from Latin excitare ("call out, call forth, arouse, wake up, stimulate") , frequentative of exciere ("call out, arouse excite") , from ex ("out") + ciere ("call, summon") . 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

    Etymology: [L. excitare; ex out + citare to move rapidly, to rouse: cf. OF. esciter, exciter, F. exciter. See Cite.]

  2. Excite(verb)

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

    Etymology: [L. excitare; ex out + citare to move rapidly, to rouse: cf. OF. esciter, exciter, F. exciter. See Cite.]

Freebase

  1. Excite

    Excite is a collection of web sites and services, launched in December 1995. Excite is an online service offering a variety of content, including an Internet portal showing news and weather etc., a search engine, a web-based email, instant messaging, stock quotes, and a customizable user homepage. The content is collated from over 100 different sources. Excite's portal and services are owned by Excite Networks, but in the USA, Excite is a personal portal, called My Excite, which is operated by Mindspark; owned by IAC Search and Media. In the 1990s, Excite was one of the most recognized brands on the Internet.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Excite

    ek-sīt′, v.t. to call into activity: to stir up: to rouse: to irritate.—ns. Excītabil′ity, Excīt′ableness.—adj. Excīt′able, capable of being excited, easily excited.—ns. Excitant (ek′sit-ant, or ek-sīt′ant), that which excites or rouses the vital activity of the body: a stimulant; Excitā′tion, act of exciting: means of excitement: state of excitement.—adjs. Excīt′ātive, Excīt′ātory, tending to excite.—p.adj. Excīt′ed, agitated.—ns. Excite′ment, agitation: that which excites; Excīt′er.—p.adj. Excīt′ing, tending to excite.—adj. Excī′to-mō′tor, exhibiting muscular contraction. [Fr.,—L. excitāre, -ātumexciēreex, out, ciēre, to set in motion.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of excite in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of excite in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of excite in a Sentence

  1. Henry Tuckerman:

    Explain it as we may, a martial strain will urge a man into the front rank of battle sooner than an argument, and a fine anthem excite his devotion more certainly than a logical discourse.

  2. Jonas Larsen:

    It just seems like they're just doing a lot, and if we throw enough against the wall something will stick, in a way, that has sort of taken the specialness of the stand-up special away by doing volume -- it's not about quality and curation, it's about filling shelves. To me, being a lover of great comedy, it just doesn't excite me. It doesn't make me think that they're onto something.

  3. Author Unknown:

    A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner, neither do uninterrupted prosperity and success qualify for usefulness and happiness. The storms of adversity, like those of the ocean, rouse the faculties, and excite the invention, prudence, skill and fortitude or the voyager. The martyrs of ancient times, in bracing their minds to outward calamities, acquired a loftiness of purpose and a moral heroism worth a lifetime of softness and security.

  4. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas:

    He's distinguishing himself as somebody who can make things happen and excite the country to bring us back on course.

  5. Shashank Joshi:

    Whilst you may reinforce and excite those who are already radicalized ... there's also the risk that you turn away many people who would sympathize with you if you opted for more legitimate targets.

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  • вълнувам, подбуждам, стимулирам, възбуждамBulgarian
  • podnítit, excitovat, vzrušitCzech
  • ophidseDanish
  • erregen, anregenGerman
  • estimular, excitar, emocionarSpanish
  • synnyttää, virittää, herättää, innostaa, kiihottaaFinnish
  • øsaFaroese
  • exciterFrench
  • דירבן, הלהיב, עורר, ליבהHebrew
  • menggairahkanIndonesian
  • æsaIcelandic
  • stimolare, provocare, accendere, eccitare, riaccendereItalian
  • 活性化, 興奮, 刺激, 励起Japanese
  • commoveōLatin
  • stimuleren, prikkelen, opwinden, exciterenDutch
  • podniecaćPolish
  • animar, empolgar, comover, provocarPortuguese
  • возбужда́ть, возбуди́ть, стимули́ровать, взволнова́ть, волнова́тьRussian
  • kusisimuaSwahili

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