enthused


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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.

enthused

(ɪnˈθjuːzd)
adj
having been filled with enthusiasm
Translations

enthused

[ɪnˈθjuːzd] adj (= enthusiastic) → enthousiaste
to be enthused about sth → être enthousiaste à propos de qch
References in classic literature ?
Enthused by the music from two bands, even the local people bid high, and through it all, Rose, vigilant, remembered everything Martin would have wanted remembered.
Modi-led BJP has come under the fire as BS Yeddyurappa, chief of BJP in Karnataka gloated over the escalation and said that the airstrike has 'enthused youth' in India and that it will 'help us [BJP] in winning more than 22 Lok Sabha seats [in Karnataka]'.
'We will give them maximum support for continuity in the Government House till 2023 when an Ijaw man would take over as the next governor of our great state,' the activist enthused.
They enthused about it so much, especially the great songs.
Petersburn resident Malcolm McNeil told the Advertiser:"My all-time favourite singer has to be Matt Monro - but I also quite like the songs of Ed Sheeran." Stephanie Mullen from Coatbridge enthused:"My favourite band is Westlife, and I really enjoyed going to see them in concert before they broke up." Glenmavis mum Evonne Shanks, pictured with little Erica, told us:"I love Pink.
Nickel surged 10 percent last week during the LME Week industry gathering when some investors enthused about prospects for higher demand from the growing electric vehicle (EV) sector.
But after spreading her magic on the screen again with "Dilwale", actress Kajol is enthused to take on more work in the film world now that her daughter and son are old enough.
That meant it was easy - I'm used to writing about myself because I write a column every week, and I am incredibly enthused about my job.
My family, we were celebrants, we enthused the South, we
The trio are fresh from their contribution to the Bank Holiday Glastonbudget Festival where they were joined by another local outfit, The Enthused, who will provide the support tonight alongside Dig Lazarus and Only Shadows.
Their assembly was fantastic; it really got the message across, enthused Sarah, Year 6.