enthuse


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en·thuse

 (ĕn-tho͞oz′)
v. en·thused, en·thus·ing, en·thus·es
v.tr.
1. To cause to become enthusiastic.
2. To say or utter with enthusiasm.
v.intr.
To show or express enthusiasm.

[Back-formation from enthusiasm.]
Usage Note: The verb enthuse, a back-formation from enthusiasm, is viewed as an irritant by many. The sentence The majority leader enthused over his party's gains was rejected by 76 percent of the Usage Panel in our 1982 survey, by 65 percent in 1997, and by 66 percent in 2009. Back-formations often meet with disapproval on their first appearance and only gradually become accepted. For example, diagnose, which was first recorded in 1861, is a back-formation from diagnosis and is perfectly acceptable today. Since enthuse dates from 1827, there may be something more at play here than a slower erosion of popular resistance. Unlike enthusiasm, which denotes an internal emotional state, enthuse denotes either the external expression of emotion (as in She enthused over attending the Oscar ceremonies) or the inducement of enthusiasm by an external source (as in He was so enthused about the diet pills that he agreed to do a testimonial in a television ad). It is possible that a distaste for this emphasis on external emotional display and emotional manipulation is sometimes the source of distaste for the word itself.

enthuse

(ɪnˈθjuːz)
vb
to feel or show or cause to feel or show enthusiasm

en•thuse

(ɛnˈθuz)

v. -thused, -thus•ing. v.i.
1. to speak with or show enthusiasm.
v.t.
2. to cause to become enthusiastic.
[1820–30, Amer.; back formation from enthusiasm]
usage: enthuse is a 19th-century back formation from the noun enthusiasm and is now standard and well established in the speech and all but the most formal writing of educated persons in both Britain and the U.S. Despite its long history and frequent occurrence, however, enthuse, like some other back formations, still encounters some disapproval.

enthuse


Past participle: enthused
Gerund: enthusing

Imperative
enthuse
enthuse
Present
I enthuse
you enthuse
he/she/it enthuses
we enthuse
you enthuse
they enthuse
Preterite
I enthused
you enthused
he/she/it enthused
we enthused
you enthused
they enthused
Present Continuous
I am enthusing
you are enthusing
he/she/it is enthusing
we are enthusing
you are enthusing
they are enthusing
Present Perfect
I have enthused
you have enthused
he/she/it has enthused
we have enthused
you have enthused
they have enthused
Past Continuous
I was enthusing
you were enthusing
he/she/it was enthusing
we were enthusing
you were enthusing
they were enthusing
Past Perfect
I had enthused
you had enthused
he/she/it had enthused
we had enthused
you had enthused
they had enthused
Future
I will enthuse
you will enthuse
he/she/it will enthuse
we will enthuse
you will enthuse
they will enthuse
Future Perfect
I will have enthused
you will have enthused
he/she/it will have enthused
we will have enthused
you will have enthused
they will have enthused
Future Continuous
I will be enthusing
you will be enthusing
he/she/it will be enthusing
we will be enthusing
you will be enthusing
they will be enthusing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been enthusing
you have been enthusing
he/she/it has been enthusing
we have been enthusing
you have been enthusing
they have been enthusing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been enthusing
you will have been enthusing
he/she/it will have been enthusing
we will have been enthusing
you will have been enthusing
they will have been enthusing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been enthusing
you had been enthusing
he/she/it had been enthusing
we had been enthusing
you had been enthusing
they had been enthusing
Conditional
I would enthuse
you would enthuse
he/she/it would enthuse
we would enthuse
you would enthuse
they would enthuse
Past Conditional
I would have enthused
you would have enthused
he/she/it would have enthused
we would have enthused
you would have enthused
they would have enthused
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.enthuse - cause to feel enthusiasm
excite - arouse or elicit a feeling
bring down - cause to be enthusiastic; "Her playing brought down the house"
2.enthuse - utter with enthusiasm
rhapsodise, rhapsodize - say (something) with great enthusiasm
mouth, speak, talk, verbalise, verbalize, utter - express in speech; "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This depressed patient does not verbalize"

enthuse

verb
1. rave, praise, gush, be enthusiastic about, be mad about (informal), big up (slang, chiefly Caribbean), rhapsodize, be wild about (informal), cry up She enthused about her holiday.
2. excite, inspire, stir, stimulate, rouse Find a hobby which enthuses you.
Translations
يَبْعَثُ الحَماسيَتَحَمَّس
begejstrehenrykkehenrykt
lelkesedikrajong
fylla áhuga eîa hrifninguláta í ljósi mikla hrifningu eîa áhuga
kelti entuziazmąrodyti entuziazmą
aizrautiesiejūsminātsajūsmināt
vyvolať nadšenie
coşku göstermekcoşmakcoşturmakheyecan vermek

enthuse

[ɪnˈθuːz] VI to enthuse over or about sth/sbentusiasmarse con algo/algn

enthuse

[ɪnˈθjuːz]
vi
to enthuse about, to enthuse over → parler avec enthousiasme de
vt
(= say enthusiastically) → s'enthousiasmer
(= fill with enthusiasm) → enthousiasmer
to be enthused by sth → être enthousiasmé(e) par qch

enthuse

vischwärmen (over von)

enthuse

[ɪnˈθuːz] vi to enthuse (over or about)entusiasmarsi (per)

enthuse

(inˈθjuːz) verb
1. to be enthusiastic.
2. to fill with enthusiasm.
References in classic literature ?
There is a profound monotonousness about its facts that baffles and defeats one's sincerest efforts to make them sparkle and enthuse.
Dean Painter, who jointly runs the pub with landlord Paul Harris, said: "We'll be having all sorts of fun - we have live local bands playing during the day, there's a bouncy castle, a barbecue, disco, face painting, a hog roast run by Crowhill Butchers, a game of It's a Knockout and Enthuse, a very popular local band, will close the day at 9pm inside the pub.
LOS ANGELES, July 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Enthuse Entertainment presents the riveting family-friendly drama, Alone Yet Not Alone.
Enthuse, which is part of npower's Brighter Futures programme, is a five-year scheme designed to inspire and engage students aged 12-14 in science, technology, engineering and maths.
Enthuse, which is part of npower's Brighter Futures Programme, is a fiveyear scheme designed to inspire and engage students aged 12-14 in science, technology, engineering and maths.