Definitions of excite

  1. cause to be agitated, excited, or roused; "The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. stimulate sexually; "This movie usually arouses the male audience" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. raise to a higher energy level; "excite the atoms" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. stir feelings in; "stimulate my appetite"; "excite the audience"; "stir emotions" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. produce a magnetic field in; "excite the neurons" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. act as a stimulant; "The book stimulated her imagination"; "This play stimulates" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. stir the feelings or emotions of; "These stories shook the community" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. arouse or elicit a feeling Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of; "These stories shook the community"; "the civil war shook the country" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  10. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To call forth or increase the vital activity of an organism, or any of its parts. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To energize (an electro-magnet); to produce a magnetic field in; as, to excite a dynamo. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To animate; rouse; to encourage; put into motion. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. To call into activity: to stir up: to rouse: to irritate. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. EXCITER. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. To call into actrivity; rouse; irritate. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  17. To agitate; stimulate; bring about, as by stimulating. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. Excitabiilty. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. To rouse; to stir up to action that which is dormant, stupid, or inactive; to give new or increased action to; to stir up and set a-going. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  20. To call into action; to rouse; to animate; to stimulate; to inflame; to raise or stir up. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  21. To start or increase the vital activities of an organism or part thereof. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  22. ek-s[=i]t', v.t. to call into activity: to stir up: to rouse: to irritate.--ns. EXC[=I]TABIL'ITY, EXC[=I]T'ABLENESS.--adj. EXC[=I]T'ABLE, capable of being excited, easily excited.--ns. EXCITANT (ek'sit-ant, or ek-s[=i]t'ant), that which excites or rouses the vital activity of the body: a stimulant; EXCIT[=A]'TION, act of exciting: means of excitement: state of excitement.--adjs. EXC[=I]T'[=A]TIVE, EXC[=I]T'[=A]TORY, tending to excite.--p.adj. EXC[=I]T'ED, agitated.--ns. EXCITE'MENT, agitation: that which excites; EXC[=I]T'ER.--p.adj. EXC[=I]T'ING, tending to excite.--adj. EXC[=I]'TO-M[=O]'TOR, exhibiting muscular contraction. [Fr.,--L. excit[=a]re, -[=a]tum--exci[=e]re--ex, out, ci[=e]re, to set in motion.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  23. Set in motion, rouse up, (feelings, faculties, &c.); provoke, bring about, (action, active condition); promote activity of (bodily organs &c.) by stimulus; move (person) to strong emotion; (Electr., Magnet.) induce activity in (substance), set (current) in motion, whence excitation n.; (Photog. sensitize (plate). Hence or cogn. excitability, excitement, nn., excitant a. & n., excitable, excitative, excitatory, aa., excitedly adv. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  24. To rouse, to animate, to stir up, to encourage. Complete Dictionary

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