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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"


  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.

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


  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

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


  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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  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. Richard Peirce:

    Don't start splashing around -- you're just going to excite, incite and encourage the shark's interest.

  2. 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.

  3. David McIntosh:

    The base of the conservative Republican party has a great field to choose from, bush has not been able to excite them.

  4. Sugato Sen:

    The industry is not confident of growing at 11 percent. What is happening in the last few months does not promote or excite the industry.

  5. Rodell Mollineau:

    Clinton would like to go to the nominating convention with the wind at her back and tamp down the perception that she doesn’t excite Democrats.

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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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