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Meaning of EXCITE

Pronunciation:  ik'sIt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  produce a magnetic field in; "excite the neurons"
  2. [v]  raise to a higher energy level; "excite the atoms"
  3. [v]  act as a stimulant; "The book stimulated her imagination"; "This play stimulates"
  4. [v]  stir the feelings or emotions of; "These stories shook the community"
  5. [v]  stimulate sexually; "This movie usually arouses the male audience"
  6. [v]  cause to be agitated, excited, or roused; "The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks"
  7. [v]  arouse or elicit a feeling
  8. [v]  stir feelings in; "stimulate my appetite"; "excite the audience"; "stir emotions"

EXCITE is a 6 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: charge, charge up, commove, energise, energize, rouse, shake, shake up, stimulate, stimulate, stimulate, stir, stir
 Antonyms: calm, calm down, dampen, lull, quiet, quieten, stifle, still, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize
 See Also: affright, agitate, alter, animate, arouse, blow, bother, change, disgust, disturb, elate, electrify, elicit, enkindle, enliven, enthuse, evoke, exalt, excite, fellate, fire, foment, fright, frighten, fuck off, fuel, go down on, horripilate, hype up, innervate, inspire, intoxicate, invigorate, invigorate, invite, irritate, jack off, jerk off, kindle, lift up, masturbate, pick up, pother, provoke, psych up, quicken, quicken, raise, repel, revolt, scare, sensitise, sensitize, sex, she-bop, stir up, tempt, thrill, thrill, tickle, titillate, trouble, turn on, uplift, upset, vibrate, wank, whet, wind up, work



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ex*cite"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Excited}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {exciting}.] [L. excitare; ex out + citare to move
    rapidly, to rouse: cf. OF. esciter, exciter, F. exciter. See
    1. 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. (Physiol.) To call forth or increase the vital activity of
       an organism, or any of its parts.
    Syn: To incite; awaken; animate; rouse or arouse; stimulate;
         inflame; irritate; provoke.
    Usage: To {Excite}, {Incite}. When we excite we rouse into
           action feelings which were less strong; when we incite
           we spur on or urge forward to a specific act or end.
           Demosthenes excited the passions of the Athenians
           against Philip, and thus incited the whole nation to
           unite in the war against him. Antony, by his speech
           over the body of C[ae]sar, so excited the feelings of
           the populace, that Brutus and his companions were
           compelled to flee from Rome; many however, were
           incited to join their standard, not only by love of
           liberty, but hopes of plunder.
  2. \Ex*cite"\, v. t. (Elec.)
    To energize (an electro-magnet); to produce a magnetic field
    in; as, to excite a dynamo.
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