excite Definition

  • 1to cause someone to feel enthusiastic or interested about something
  • 2to make someone feel nervous, anxious, or stimulated

Using excite: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "excite" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The new movie trailer really excited me.

  • Example

    The news of her promotion excited her coworkers.

  • Example

    The loud noise excited the dog and made him bark.

  • Example

    The roller coaster ride excited the children.

excite Synonyms and Antonyms

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Idioms Using excite

  • excite someone's interest

    to make someone interested in something


    The unique flavor of the dish excited my interest in cooking.

  • excite someone's passions

    to arouse strong emotions or desires in someone


    The romantic movie excited her passions and made her cry.

  • to cause a group of people to become violent or unruly


    The controversial speech almost excited a riot among the protesters.

Phrases with excite

  • to become enthusiastic or interested in something


    I always get excited when I hear about new technology.

  • excite someone's curiosity

    to make someone interested in learning more about something


    The unusual object in the museum excited my curiosity.

  • excite someone's imagination

    to inspire someone's creativity or vision


    The beautiful scenery excited the artist's imagination.

Origins of excite

from Latin 'excitare', meaning 'to rouse, call out'


Summary: excite in Brief

The verb 'excite' [ɪkˈsʌɪt] means to stimulate enthusiasm or interest in something, or to make someone feel nervous, anxious, or stimulated. It can be used in contexts such as movies, promotions, loud noises, and roller coasters, as in 'The new movie trailer really excited me.' 'Excite' also appears in phrases like 'get excited,' 'excite someone's curiosity,' and idioms like 'excite someone's passions,' indicating strong emotions or desires.

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