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ex·cite

 (ĭk-sīt′)
tr.v. ex·cit·ed, ex·cit·ing, ex·cites
1.
a. To arouse strong feeling in: The speaker excited the crowd. See Synonyms at provoke.
b. To arouse (someone) sexually.
c. To elicit or arouse (a reaction or emotion, for example): odd noises that excited our curiosity.
2.
a. To cause to become more active: Lowering interest rates should excite the economy.
b. Physiology To produce increased activity or response in (an organ, tissue, or part); stimulate.
c. Physics To raise (an atom, for example) to a higher energy level.

[Middle English exciten, from Latin excitāre, frequentative of exciēre : ex-, ex- + ciēre, to set in motion; see keiə- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

excite

(ɪkˈsaɪt)
vb (tr)
1. to arouse (a person) to strong feeling, esp to pleasurable anticipation or nervous agitation
2. to arouse or elicit (an emotion, response, etc); evoke: her answers excited curiosity.
3. to cause or bring about; stir up: to excite a rebellion.
4. to arouse sexually
5. (Physiology) physiol to cause a response in or increase the activity of (an organ, tissue, or part); stimulate
6. (General Physics) to raise (an atom, molecule, electron, nucleus, etc) from the ground state to a higher energy level
7. (Electrical Engineering) to supply electricity to (the coils of a generator or motor) in order to create a magnetic field
8. (Electronics) to supply a signal to a stage of an active electronic circuit
[C14: from Latin excitāre, from exciēre to stimulate, from ciēre to set in motion, rouse]

ex•cite

(ɪkˈsaɪt)

v.t. -cit•ed, -cit•ing.
1. to arouse or stir up the emotions or feelings of: to excite a person to anger.
2. to arouse or stir up (emotions or feelings); evoke; awaken: to excite interest.
3. to stir to action; provoke or stir up: to excite dogs to a frenzy.
4. Physiol. to stimulate: to excite a nerve.
5. to raise (an atom, molecule, etc.) to an excited state.
6. to supply with electricity for producing electric activity or a magnetic field: to excite a dynamo.
[1300–50; Middle English < Latin excitāre to rouse, set in motion, excite]

excite


Past participle: excited
Gerund: exciting

Imperative
excite
excite
Present
I excite
you excite
he/she/it excites
we excite
you excite
they excite
Preterite
I excited
you excited
he/she/it excited
we excited
you excited
they excited
Present Continuous
I am exciting
you are exciting
he/she/it is exciting
we are exciting
you are exciting
they are exciting
Present Perfect
I have excited
you have excited
he/she/it has excited
we have excited
you have excited
they have excited
Past Continuous
I was exciting
you were exciting
he/she/it was exciting
we were exciting
you were exciting
they were exciting
Past Perfect
I had excited
you had excited
he/she/it had excited
we had excited
you had excited
they had excited
Future
I will excite
you will excite
he/she/it will excite
we will excite
you will excite
they will excite
Future Perfect
I will have excited
you will have excited
he/she/it will have excited
we will have excited
you will have excited
they will have excited
Future Continuous
I will be exciting
you will be exciting
he/she/it will be exciting
we will be exciting
you will be exciting
they will be exciting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been exciting
you have been exciting
he/she/it has been exciting
we have been exciting
you have been exciting
they have been exciting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been exciting
you will have been exciting
he/she/it will have been exciting
we will have been exciting
you will have been exciting
they will have been exciting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been exciting
you had been exciting
he/she/it had been exciting
we had been exciting
you had been exciting
they had been exciting
Conditional
I would excite
you would excite
he/she/it would excite
we would excite
you would excite
they would excite
Past Conditional
I would have excited
you would have excited
he/she/it would have excited
we would have excited
you would have excited
they would have excited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.excite - arouse or elicit a feelingexcite - arouse or elicit a feeling    
arouse, elicit, evoke, provoke, enkindle, kindle, fire, raise - call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"
enthuse - cause to feel enthusiasm
2.excite - act as a stimulant; "The book stimulated her imagination"; "This play stimulates"
affect, bear upon, impact, bear on, touch on, touch - have an effect upon; "Will the new rules affect me?"
invigorate, quicken - give life or energy to; "The cold water invigorated him"
innervate - stimulate to action; "innervate a muscle or a nerve"
irritate - excite to some characteristic action or condition, such as motion, contraction, or nervous impulse, by the application of a stimulus; "irritate the glands of a leaf"
3.excite - stir feelings in; "stimulate my appetite"; "excite the audience"; "stir emotions"
jack off, jerk off, she-bop, wank, masturbate, fuck off - get sexual gratification through self-stimulation
masturbate - stimulate sexually; "The old man wanted to be masturbated by the prostitute"
sensitise, sensitize - cause to sense; make sensitive; "She sensitized me with respect to gender differences in this traditional male-dominated society"; "My tongue became sensitized to good wine"
horripilate - cause (someone's) hair to stand on end and to have goosebumps; "Hitchcock movies horripilate me"
work - provoke or excite; "The rock musician worked the crowd of young girls into a frenzy"
fellate, go down on, suck, blow - provide sexual gratification through oral stimulation
thrill - cause to be thrilled by some perceptual input; "The men were thrilled by a loud whistle blow"
whet, quicken - make keen or more acute; "whet my appetite"
disgust, gross out, revolt, repel - fill with distaste; "This spoilt food disgusts me"
4.excite - cause to be agitated, excited, or rousedexcite - cause to be agitated, excited, or roused; "The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks"
hype up, psych up - get excited or stimulated; "The children were all psyched up after the movie"
disturb, trouble, upset - move deeply; "This book upset me"; "A troubling thought"
bother - make nervous or agitated; "The mere thought of her bothered him and made his heart beat faster"
pother - make upset or troubled
electrify - excite suddenly and intensely; "The news electrified us"
5.excite - stimulate sexuallyexcite - stimulate sexually; "This movie usually arouses the male audience"
stimulate, stir, shake up, excite, shake - stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of; "These stories shook the community"; "the civil war shook the country"
tempt - try to seduce
6.excite - stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of; "These stories shook the community"; "the civil war shook the country"
arouse, elicit, evoke, provoke, enkindle, kindle, fire, raise - call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"
fuel - stimulate; "fuel the debate on creationism"
sex, wind up, excite, turn on, arouse - stimulate sexually; "This movie usually arouses the male audience"
affright, fright, frighten, scare - cause fear in; "The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me"; "Ghosts could never affright her"
thrill, tickle, vibrate - feel sudden intense sensation or emotion; "he was thrilled by the speed and the roar of the engine"
invite, tempt - give rise to a desire by being attractive or inviting; "the window displays tempted the shoppers"
elate, intoxicate, uplift, lift up, pick up - fill with high spirits; fill with optimism; "Music can uplift your spirits"
animate, enliven, inspire, invigorate, exalt - heighten or intensify; "These paintings exalt the imagination"
titillate - excite pleasurably or erotically; "A titillating story appeared in the usually conservative magazine"
7.excite - raise to a higher energy level; "excite the atoms"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
8.excite - produce a magnetic field in; "excite the neurons"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

excite

verb
2. arouse, stimulate, provoke, evoke, rouse, stir up, fire, elicit, work up, incite, instigate, whet, kindle, waken The proposal failed to excite our interest.
3. titillate, thrill, stimulate, turn on (slang), arouse, get going (informal), electrify Try exciting your partner with a little bondage.

excite

verb
Translations
يُثيريُهَيِّج
begejstrefangeophidsepirre
herättääinnostaakiihottaasynnyttäävirittää
æsavekja
jaudrumasjaudruslengvai susijaudinantissu susijaudinimusujudimas
modinātrosinātuzbudinātuztraukt
vzrušiť
razburiti
heyecanlandırmakuyandırmak

excite

[ɪkˈsaɪt] VT
1. (= make excited) → entusiasmar
what excites me about the idea islo que me entusiasma or me parece excitante de la idea es ...
don't excite yourself, Grandpano te excites or agites, abuelo
2. (= arouse) [+ curiosity, admiration, envy] → provocar, suscitar; [+ enthusiasm, interest] → despertar, suscitar; [+ anger, passion] → provocar; [+ imagination] → estimular; [+ desire] → incitar, despertar
3. (sexually) → excitar
4. (Phys) [+ atom, particle] → excitar
5. (Med) [+ nerve, heart] → excitar

excite

[ɪkˈsaɪt] vt (= interest very much) → exciter
to be excited by sth → être excité(e) par qch
(= arouse) [+ feeling, curiosity, interest] → provoquer
(= arouse sexually) [+ person] → exciter

excite

vt
person, animalaufregen, aufgeregt machen; (= rouse enthusiasm in)begeistern; the news had clearly excited himer war wegen der Nachricht sichtlich aufgeregt; the whole village was excited by the newsdas ganze Dorf war über die Nachricht in Aufregung; the prospect doesn’t exactly excite meich finde die Aussicht nicht gerade begeisternd
(Physiol) nervereizen; (sexually) → erregen
sentiments, passion, admirationerregen; interest, curiositywecken, erregen; imagination, appetiteanregen; the issue has excited a great deal of fierce debatedas Thema hat viele heiße Debatten ausgelöst

excite

[ɪkˈsaɪt] vt
a. (person) → far agitare; (pleasantly) → riempire di gioia (or interesse ); (sexually) → eccitare
to excite sb to anger → far arrabbiare qn
b. (anger) → provocare; (interest, enthusiasm) → suscitare

excite

(ikˈsait) verb
1. to cause or rouse strong feelings of expectation, happiness etc in. The children were excited at the thought of the party.
2. to cause or rouse (feelings, emotions etc). The book did not excite my interest.
exˈcitable adjective
easily becoming excited or upset.
exˌcitaˈbility noun
exˈcited adjective
exˈcitedly adverb
exˈcitement noun
His arrival caused great excitement; the excitement of travel.
exˈciting adjective
an exciting adventure.

excite

vt. excitar, estimular; provocar.

excite

vt entusiasmar, emocionar; (sexually) excitar
References in classic literature ?
Learn to know and value the praise which is worth having, and to excite the admiration of excellent people by being modest as well as pretty, Meg.
In a few moments a colt was seen gliding, like a fallow deer, among the straight trunks of the pines; and, in another instant, the person of the ungainly man, described in the preceding chapter, came into view, with as much rapidity as he could excite his meager beast to endure without coming to an open rupture.
His purpose was to taunt me, and excite my curiosity.
It would be too much in keeping with the scene to excite surprise, were we to look about us and discover a form, beloved, but gone hence, now sitting quietly in a streak of this magic moonshine, with an aspect that would make us doubt whether it had returned from afar, or had never once stirred from our fireside.
For if it occurred to me that I might occasionally excite suspicion by the little outbreaks of my sharper passion for them, so too I remember wondering if I mightn't see a queerness in the traceable increase of their own demonstrations.
But the Pequod was only making a passage now; not regularly cruising; nearly all whaling preparatives needing supervision the mates were fully competent to, so that there was little or nothing, out of himself, to employ or excite Ahab, now; and thus chase away, for that one interval, the clouds that layer upon layer were piled upon his brow, as ever all clouds choose the loftiest peaks to pile themselves upon.
How, for instance, could any one expect to excite sympathy among lovers of good literature by telling how a family found their home alive with vermin, and of all the suffering and inconvenience and humiliation they were put to, and the hard-earned money they spent, in efforts to get rid of them?
Our senator was a statesman, and of course could not be expected to cry, like other mortals; and so he turned his back to the company, and looked out of the window, and seemed particularly busy in clearing his throat and wiping his spectacle-glasses, occasionally blowing his nose in a manner that was calculated to excite suspicion, had any one been in a state to observe critically.
In the desert, spirituous liquors excite only disgust.
I take it none of YOU are unpopular -- by reason of pride or insolence, or conspicuous prosperity, or any of those things that excite envy and malice among the base scum of a village?
I buckled in and read all those books, because he wanted me to; but that kind of thing don't excite ME, I like something HEARTY.
He had never been an unhappy man; his own temper had secured him from that, even in his first marriage; but his second must shew him how delightful a welljudging and truly amiable woman could be, and must give him the pleasantest proof of its being a great deal better to choose than to be chosen, to excite gratitude than to feel it.