arouse or elicit a feeling
act as a stimulant
"The book stimulated her imagination"; "This play stimulates"
get, have, commove, turn on, shake up, provoke, agitate, shake, rouse, charge up, stir, energize, hasten, wind up, arouse, induce, charge, cause, brace, sex, perk up, stimulate, energise, make, rush
stimulate, excite, stir(verb)
stir feelings in
"stimulate my appetite"; "excite the audience"; "stir emotions"
touch, shake up, put forward, get, shake, provoke, commove, energize, perk up, agitate, hasten, stir, call down, conjure, make, energise, arouse, bring up, conjure up, cause, induce, budge, raise, stimulate, turn on, charge, have, wind up, call forth, invoke, shift, rouse, brace, evoke, sex, rush, charge up
agitate, rouse, turn on, charge, commove, excite, charge up(verb)
cause to be agitated, excited, or roused
"The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks"
fight, trip out, crusade, institutionalize, disturb, trip, level, shake up, shake, depend upon, get off, commove, commit, rout out, press, agitate, blame, appoint, wake up, stir, wake, load, shift, energise, point, stimulate, consign, hinge on, arouse, drive out, sex, buck, saddle, vex, accuse, institutionalise, tear, lodge, ride, depend on, bill, file, devolve on, budge, hinge upon, energize, bestir, waken, turn on, charge, bear down, wind up, shoot down, charge up, rouse, awaken, burden, shoot, force out, push, foment, campaign, send, stir up, raise up, switch on
arouse, sex, excite, turn on, wind up(verb)
"This movie usually arouses the male audience"
wind, trip out, kindle, charge, end up, arouse, put forward, awake, trip, shake up, shake, come alive, get off, commove, energize, perk up, agitate, hinge on, enkindle, wake up, stir, wake, elicit, energise, finish, stimulate, fire, rouse, finish up, bring up, depend upon, conjure up, fetch up, ride, depend on, devolve on, land up, hinge upon, raise, waken, turn on, call down, provoke, wind up, call forth, invoke, charge up, awaken, brace, evoke, sex, conjure, switch on
stimulate, shake, shake up, excite, stir(verb)
stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of
"These stories shook the community"; "the civil war shook the country"
touch, shake up, charge, didder, succuss, have, raise up, get, rock, provoke, commove, energize, perk up, agitate, hasten, stir, call down, shift, conjure, make, reorganise, energise, turn on, arouse, shake, wind up, reorganize, vex, conjure up, cause, sway, escape from, induce, budge, judder, raise, stimulate, jar, shake off, throw off, bump around, call forth, invoke, charge up, rouse, brace, bring up, evoke, sex, fluff up, rush, put forward, stir up, disturb, plump up
excite, energize, energise(verb)
raise to a higher energy level
"excite the atoms"
produce a magnetic field in
"excite the neurons"
The fireworks which opened the festivities excited anyone present.
By applying electric potential to the neon atoms, the electrons become excited, then emit a photon when returning to normal.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
To influence (Latin in, in or into, and fluo, flow) is to affect, modify, or act upon by physical, mental, or moral power, especially in some gentle, subtle, and gradual way; as, vegetation is influenced by light; every one is influenced to some extent by public opinion; influence is chiefly used of power acting from without, tho it may be used of motives regarded as forces acting upon the will. Actuate refers solely to mental or moral power impelling one from within. One may influence, but can not directly actuate another; but one may be actuated to cruelty by hatred which another's misrepresentation has aroused. Prompt and stir are words of mere suggestion toward some course of action; dispose, draw, incline, influence, and lead refer to the use of mild means to awaken in another a purpose or disposition to act. To excite is to arouse one from lethargy or indifference to action. Incite and instigate, to spur or goad one to action, differ in the fact that incite may be to good, while instigate is always to evil (compare ABET). To urge and impel signify to produce strong excitation toward some act. We are urged from without, impelled from within. Drive and compel imply irresistible influence accomplishing its object. One may be driven either by his own passions or by external force or urgency; one is compelled only by some external power; as, the owner was compelled by his misfortunes to sell his estate. Compare COMPEL; DRIVE.
Actuated to crime by revenge.
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How to use excite in a sentence?
We're thrilled that the Dead will keep walking into a new corner of the post-apocalyptic world, a corner that will present stories and characters unlike any that The Walking Dead has dramatized thus far, and that is bound to excite one of the most passionate fanbases in television, the Walking Dead.
If thou intendest to do a good act, do it quickly, and then thou wilt excite gratitude; a favour if it be slow in being conferred causes ingratitude.
Don't start splashing around -- you're just going to excite, incite and encourage the shark's interest.
Any test that turns on what is offensive to the communitys standards is too loose, too capricious, too destructive of freedom of expression to be squared with the First Amendment. Under that test, juries can censor, suppress, and punish what they dont like, provided the matter relates to sexual impurity or has a tendency to excite lustful thoughts. This is community censorship in one of its worst forms. It creates a regime where in the battle between the literati and the Philistines, the Philistines are certain to win.
A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner, neither do uninterrupted prosperity and success qualify for usefulness and happiness. The storms of adversity, like those of the ocean, rouse the faculties, and excite the invention, prudence, skill and fortitude or the voyager. The martyrs of ancient times, in bracing their minds to outward calamities, acquired a loftiness of purpose and a moral heroism worth a lifetime of softness and security.
Translations for excite
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- вълнувам, подбуждам, стимулирам, възбуждамBulgarian
- podnítit, excitovat, vzrušitCzech
- erregen, anregenGerman
- estimular, excitar, emocionarSpanish
- synnyttää, virittää, herättää, innostaa, kiihottaaFinnish
- דירבן, הלהיב, עורר, ליבהHebrew
- stimolare, provocare, accendere, eccitare, riaccendereItalian
- 活性化, 興奮, 刺激, 励起Japanese
- stimuleren, prikkelen, opwinden, exciterenDutch
- animar, empolgar, comover, provocarPortuguese
- возбужда́ть, возбуди́ть, стимули́ровать, взволнова́ть, волнова́тьRussian
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