Definitions for: Excite


[v] produce a magnetic field in; "excite the neurons"
[v] raise to a higher energy level; "excite the atoms"
[v] act as a stimulant; "The book stimulated her imagination"; "This play stimulates"
[v] stir the feelings or emotions of; "These stories shook the community"
[v] stimulate sexually; "This movie usually arouses the male audience"
[v] cause to be agitated, excited, or roused; "The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks"
[v] arouse or elicit a feeling
[v] stir feelings in; "stimulate my appetite"; "excite the audience"; "stir emotions"



Webster (1913) Definition: Ex*cite", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Excited; p. pr. & vb.
n. exciting.] [L. excitare; ex out + citare to move
rapidly, to rouse: cf. OF. esciter, exciter, F. exciter. See
Cite.]
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. (Physiol.) To call forth or increase the vital activity of
an organism, or any of its parts.

Syn: To incite; awaken; animate; rouse or arouse; stimulate;
inflame; irritate; provoke.

Usage: 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 C[ae]sar, 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.


Ex*cite", v. t. (Elec.)
To energize (an electro-magnet); to produce a magnetic field
in; as, to excite a dynamo.

Synonyms: charge, charge up, commove, energise, energize, rouse, shake, shake up, stimulate, stimulate, stimulate, stir, stir

Antonyms: calm, calm down, dampen, lull, quiet, quieten, stifle, still, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize

See Also: affright, agitate, alter, animate, arouse, blow, bother, change, disgust, disturb, elate, electrify, elicit, enkindle, enliven, enthuse, evoke, exalt, excite, fellate, fire, foment, fright, frighten, fuck off, fuel, go down on, horripilate, hype up, innervate, inspire, intoxicate, invigorate, invigorate, invite, irritate, jack off, jerk off, kindle, lift up, masturbate, pick up, pother, provoke, psych up, quicken, quicken, raise, repel, revolt, scare, sensitise, sensitize, sex, she-bop, stir up, tempt, thrill, thrill, tickle, titillate, trouble, turn on, uplift, upset, vibrate, wank, whet, wind up, work

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