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EXCITE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does excite mean? 

EXCITE (verb)
  The verb EXCITE has 8 senses:

1. arouse or elicit a feeling
2. act as a stimulant
3. raise to a higher energy level
4. stir feelings in
5. cause to be agitated, excited, or roused
6. stimulate sexually
7. stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of
8. produce a magnetic field in

  Familiarity information: EXCITE used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


EXCITE (verb)


Sense 1excite [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Arouse or elicit a feeling

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Hypernyms (to "excite" is one way to...):

arouse; elicit; enkindle; evoke; fire; kindle; provoke; raise (call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses))

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "excite"):

enthuse (cause to feel enthusiasm)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody


Sense 2excite [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Act as a stimulant

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

stimulate; excite

Context examples:

The book stimulated her imagination / This play stimulates

Hypernyms (to "excite" is one way to...):

affect; bear on; bear upon; impact; touch; touch on (have an effect upon)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "excite"):

invigorate; quicken (give life or energy to)

innervate (stimulate to action)

irritate (excite to some characteristic action or condition, such as motion, contraction, or nervous impulse, by the application of a stimulus)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 3excite [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Raise to a higher energy level

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

energise; energize; excite

Context example:

excite the atoms

Hypernyms (to "excite" is one way to...):

alter; change; modify (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 4excite [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Stir feelings in

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Synonyms:

stir; excite; stimulate

Context examples:

stimulate my appetite / excite the audience / stir emotions

Hypernyms (to "excite" is one way to...):

sensitise; sensitize (cause to sense; make sensitive)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "excite"):

quicken; whet (make keen or more acute)

thrill (cause to be thrilled by some perceptual input)

blow; fellate; go down on (provide sexual gratification through oral stimulation)

work (provoke or excite)

horripilate (cause (someone's) hair to stand on end and to have goosebumps)

masturbate (stimulate sexually)

fuck off; jack off; jerk off; masturbate; she-bop; wank (get sexual gratification through self-stimulation)

disgust; gross out; repel; revolt (fill with distaste)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody


Sense 5excite [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause to be agitated, excited, or roused

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Synonyms:

commove; charge up; agitate; rouse; excite; turn on; charge

Context example:

The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks

Hypernyms (to "excite" is one way to...):

disturb; trouble; upset (move deeply)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "excite"):

electrify (excite suddenly and intensely)

pother (make upset or troubled)

bother (make nervous or agitated)

hype up; psych up (get excited or stimulated)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody

Sentence examples:

The bad news will excite him
The good news will excite her


Sense 6excite [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Stimulate sexually

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Synonyms:

sex; wind up; excite; turn on; arouse

Context example:

This movie usually arouses the male audience

Hypernyms (to "excite" is one way to...):

excite; shake; shake up; stimulate; stir (stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "excite"):

tempt (try to seduce)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody

Sentence example:

The performance is likely to excite Sue


Sense 7excite [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Synonyms:

stimulate; stir; shake up; shake; excite

Context examples:

These stories shook the community / the civil war shook the country

Hypernyms (to "excite" is one way to...):

arouse; elicit; enkindle; evoke; fire; kindle; provoke; raise (call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses))

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "excite"):

titillate (excite pleasurably or erotically)

animate; enliven; exalt; inspire; invigorate (heighten or intensify)

elate; intoxicate; lift up; pick up; uplift (fill with high spirits; fill with optimism)

invite; tempt (give rise to a desire by being attractive or inviting)

thrill; tickle; vibrate (feel sudden intense sensation or emotion)

affright; fright; frighten; scare (cause fear in)

arouse; excite; sex; turn on; wind up (stimulate sexually)

fuel (stimulate)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something

Sentence example:

The performance is likely to excite Sue


Sense 8excite [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Produce a magnetic field in

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

excite the neurons

Hypernyms (to "excite" is one way to...):

alter; change; modify (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


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