What does excite mean?

Definitions for excite
ɪkˈsaɪtex·cite

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. exciteverb

    arouse or elicit a feeling

  2. stimulate, exciteverb

    act as a stimulant

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

  3. stimulate, excite, stirverb

    stir feelings in

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

  4. agitate, rouse, turn on, charge, commove, excite, charge upverb

    cause to be agitated, excited, or roused

    "The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks"

  5. arouse, sex, excite, turn on, wind upverb

    stimulate sexually

    "This movie usually arouses the male audience"

  6. stimulate, shake, shake up, excite, stirverb

    stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of

    "These stories shook the community"; "the civil war shook the country"

  7. excite, energize, energiseverb

    raise to a higher energy level

    "excite the atoms"

  8. exciteverb

    produce a magnetic field in

    "excite the neurons"

GCIDE

  1. Exciteverb

    (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.

Wiktionary

  1. exciteverb

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

  2. exciteverb

    To stir the emotions of.

    The fireworks which opened the festivities excited anyone present.

  3. exciteverb

    To arouse or bring out; to stimulate.

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

  4. exciteverb

    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.

  5. exciteverb

    To energize; to produce a magnetic field in.

    to excite a dynamo

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To EXCITEverb

    Etymology: excito, Latin.

    The Lacedemonians were more excited to desire of honour with the excellent verses of the poet Tirtæus, than with all the exhortations of their captains, or authority of their rulers and magistrates. Edmund Spenser, State of Ireland.

    That kind of poesy which excites to virtue the greatest men, is of greatest use to human kind. Dryden.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Exciteverb

    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. Exciteverb

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

  3. 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. 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.

  2. Gregg Hallinan:

    As the electrons spiral down toward the atmosphere, they produce radio emissions, and then when they hit the atmosphere, they excite hydrogen in a process that occurs at Earth and other planets, we now know that this kind of auroral behavior is extending all the way from planets up to brown dwarfs.

  3. 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.

  4. Donald Olding Hebb:

    When an axon of cell A is near enough to excite cell B and repeatedly or persistently takes part in firing it, some growth process or metabolic change takes place in one or both cells such that A's efficiency, as one of the cells firing B, is increased

  5. 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.

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Translations for excite

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  • стимулирам, подбуждам, възбуждам, вълнувамBulgarian
  • podnítit, vzrušit, excitovatCzech
  • ophidseDanish
  • erregen, anregenGerman
  • emocionar, excitar, estimularSpanish
  • virittää, innostaa, synnyttää, kiihottaa, herättääFinnish
  • øsaFaroese
  • exciterFrench
  • הלהיב, עורר, ליבה, דירבןHebrew
  • menggairahkanIndonesian
  • æsaIcelandic
  • accendere, riaccendere, eccitare, stimolare, provocareItalian
  • 励起, 刺激, 興奮, 活性化Japanese
  • commoveōLatin
  • opwinden, exciteren, stimuleren, prikkelenDutch
  • podniecaćPolish
  • comover, empolgar, provocar, animarPortuguese
  • взволнова́ть, волнова́ть, стимули́ровать, возбуди́ть, возбужда́тьRussian
  • kusisimuaSwahili

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