Definition of Excite

1. Verb. Arouse or elicit a feeling.

Generic synonyms: Arouse, Elicit, Enkindle, Evoke, Fire, Kindle, Provoke, Raise
Specialized synonyms: Enthuse
Derivative terms: Excitation, Excitement, Excitement



2. Verb. Act as a stimulant. "This play stimulates"
Exact synonyms: Stimulate
Generic synonyms: Affect, Bear On, Bear Upon, Impact, Touch, Touch On
Specialized synonyms: Invigorate, Quicken, Innervate, Irritate
Derivative terms: Excitant, Excitation, Excitatory, Excitement, Stimulant, Stimulant, Stimulative, Stimulus
Antonyms: Stifle

3. Verb. Stir feelings in. "Stir emotions"

4. Verb. Cause to be agitated, excited, or roused. "The good news will excite her"; "The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks"
Exact synonyms: Agitate, Charge, Charge Up, Commove, Rouse, Turn On
Specialized synonyms: Hype Up, Psych Up, Bother, Pother, Electrify
Generic synonyms: Disturb, Trouble, Upset
Derivative terms: Agitative, Charge, Excitant, Excitement, Rousing, Turn-on
Antonyms: Calm

5. Verb. Stimulate sexually. "The performance is likely to excite Sue"; "This movie usually arouses the male audience"
Exact synonyms: Arouse, Sex, Turn On, Wind Up
Generic synonyms: Shake, Shake Up, Stimulate, Stir
Specialized synonyms: Tempt
Derivative terms: Sex, Sex, Turn-on

6. Verb. Stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of. "The performance is likely to excite Sue"; "The civil war shook the country"

7. Verb. Raise to a higher energy level. "Excite the atoms"
Exact synonyms: Energise, Energize
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Derivative terms: Energiser, Energizer, Energizing, Energy, Energy, Energy, Energy, Excitatory

8. Verb. Produce a magnetic field in. "Excite the neurons"
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Derivative terms: Excitation

Definition of Excite

1. v. t. 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. v. t. To energize (an electro-magnet); to produce a magnetic field in; as, to excite a dynamo.

Definition of Excite

1. Verb. (transitive) To stir the emotions of. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To arouse or bring out (eg feelings); to stimulate. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) , (physics) To cause an electron to move to a higher than normal state; to promote an electron to an outer level. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Excite

1. to arouse the emotions of [v -CITED, -CITING, -CITES]

Medical Definition of Excite

1. 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. To call forth or increase the vital activity of an organism, or any of its parts. Synonym: To incite, awaken, animate, rouse or arouse, stimulate, inflame, irritate, provoke. 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 Caesar, 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. Origin: L. Excitare; ex out + citare to move rapidly, to rouse: cf. OF. Esciter, exciter, F. Exciter. See Cite. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Excite

excitation spectrum
excitation wave
excitations
excitative
excitator
excitatory
excitatory amino acid
excitatory amino acid agents
excitatory amino acid agonists
excitatory amino acid antagonists
excitatory amino acids
excitatory junction potential
excitatory postsynaptic potential
excitatory postsynaptic potentials
excitatory synapse
excite (current term)
exciteable
exciteableness
excited
excited atom
excited catatonia
excited state
excited states
excitedly
exciteful
excitement
excitements
exciter
exciters
excites

Literary usage of Excite

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1896)
"... when, applying his hand to excite it, he saw the shape and figure of all the parts of his hand distinctly and perfectly on the concave superficies of ..."

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