exhilarate


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ex·hil·a·rate

 (ĭg-zĭl′ə-rāt′)
tr.v. ex·hil·a·rat·ed, ex·hil·a·rat·ing, ex·hil·a·rates
1. To cause to feel happily refreshed and energetic; elate: We were exhilarated by the cool, pine-scented air.
2. To invigorate; stimulate: bold designs that exhilarate the viewer's imagination.

[Latin exhilarāre, exhilarāt- : ex-, intensive pref.; see ex- + hilarāre, to make cheerful (from hilaris, hilarus, cheerful, from Greek hilaros).]

ex·hil′a·ra′tive adj.
ex·hil′a·ra′tor n.

exhilarate

(ɪɡˈzɪləˌreɪt)
vb
(tr) to make lively and cheerful; gladden; elate
[C16: from Latin exhilarāre, from hilarāre to cheer; see hilarious]
exˌhilaˈration n
exˈhilarative, exˈhilaratory adj

ex•hil•a•rate

(ɪgˈzɪl əˌreɪt)

v.t. -rat•ed, -rat•ing.
1. to enliven; invigorate; stimulate.
2. to make cheerful or merry.
[1530–40; < Latin exhilarātus, past participle of exhilarāre to gladden (see hilarity]
ex•hil′a•rat`ing•ly, adv.
ex•hil′a•ra`tive, adj.
ex•hil′a•ra`tor, n.

exhilarate


Past participle: exhilarated
Gerund: exhilarating

Imperative
exhilarate
exhilarate
Present
I exhilarate
you exhilarate
he/she/it exhilarates
we exhilarate
you exhilarate
they exhilarate
Preterite
I exhilarated
you exhilarated
he/she/it exhilarated
we exhilarated
you exhilarated
they exhilarated
Present Continuous
I am exhilarating
you are exhilarating
he/she/it is exhilarating
we are exhilarating
you are exhilarating
they are exhilarating
Present Perfect
I have exhilarated
you have exhilarated
he/she/it has exhilarated
we have exhilarated
you have exhilarated
they have exhilarated
Past Continuous
I was exhilarating
you were exhilarating
he/she/it was exhilarating
we were exhilarating
you were exhilarating
they were exhilarating
Past Perfect
I had exhilarated
you had exhilarated
he/she/it had exhilarated
we had exhilarated
you had exhilarated
they had exhilarated
Future
I will exhilarate
you will exhilarate
he/she/it will exhilarate
we will exhilarate
you will exhilarate
they will exhilarate
Future Perfect
I will have exhilarated
you will have exhilarated
he/she/it will have exhilarated
we will have exhilarated
you will have exhilarated
they will have exhilarated
Future Continuous
I will be exhilarating
you will be exhilarating
he/she/it will be exhilarating
we will be exhilarating
you will be exhilarating
they will be exhilarating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been exhilarating
you have been exhilarating
he/she/it has been exhilarating
we have been exhilarating
you have been exhilarating
they have been exhilarating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been exhilarating
you will have been exhilarating
he/she/it will have been exhilarating
we will have been exhilarating
you will have been exhilarating
they will have been exhilarating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been exhilarating
you had been exhilarating
he/she/it had been exhilarating
we had been exhilarating
you had been exhilarating
they had been exhilarating
Conditional
I would exhilarate
you would exhilarate
he/she/it would exhilarate
we would exhilarate
you would exhilarate
they would exhilarate
Past Conditional
I would have exhilarated
you would have exhilarated
he/she/it would have exhilarated
we would have exhilarated
you would have exhilarated
they would have exhilarated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.exhilarate - fill with sublime emotionexhilarate - fill with sublime emotion; "The children were thrilled at the prospect of going to the movies"; "He was inebriated by his phenomenal success"
elate, intoxicate, uplift, lift up, pick up - fill with high spirits; fill with optimism; "Music can uplift your spirits"

exhilarate

verb excite, delight, cheer, thrill, stimulate, animate, exalt, lift, enliven, invigorate, gladden, elate, inspirit, pep or perk up She felt both exhilarated and disturbed by what had just happened.

exhilarate

verb
1. To raise the spirits of:
Obsolete: exalt.
2. To give or impart vitality and energy to (someone or something):
Translations
يُبْهِج، يُنْعِش
opmuntreopstemme
gleîja, kæta; hressa
laimės pojūtisteikiantis žvalumoteikti žvalumo
sagādāt prieku
neşelendirmek

exhilarate

[ɪgˈzɪləreɪt] VTalegrar, entusiasmar
to feel exhilaratedsentirse muy entusiasmado or alegre

exhilarate

vtin Hochstimmung versetzen; (news also)(freudig) erregen; (sea air etc)beleben, erfrischen

exhilarate

[ɪgˈzɪləˌreɪt] vt (subj, sea, air) → tonificare; (good company, wine) → rallegrare

exhilarate

(igˈziləreit) verb
to make (a person) feel happy and lively. He was exhilarated by the walk.
exˌhilaˈration noun
exˈhilarating adjective
an exhilarating walk.
References in classic literature ?
Art should exhilarate, and throw down the walls of circumstance on every side, awakening in the beholder the same sense of universal relation and power which the work evinced in the artist, and its highest effect is to make new artists.
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