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English verb: excite

1. excite (emotion) arouse or elicit a feeling


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)arouse, elicit, enkindle, evoke, fire, kindle, provoke, raise


Narrower (hyponym)enthuse

2. excite (change) act as a stimulant


SamplesThe book stimulated her imagination.
This play stimulates.


Synonymsstimulate


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)affect, bear on, bear upon, impact, touch, touch on


Narrower (hyponym)innervate, invigorate, irritate, quicken


Antonymsdampen, stifle

3. excite (perception) stir feelings in


SamplesStimulate my appetite.
Excite the audience.
Stir emotions.


Synonymsstimulate, stir


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)sensitise, sensitize


Narrower (hyponym)blow, disgust, fellate, fuck off, go down on, gross out, horripilate, jack off, jerk off, masturbate, masturbate, quicken, repel, revolt, she-bop, suck, thrill, wank, whet, work

4. excite (emotion) cause to be agitated, excited, or roused


SamplesThe speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks.


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


Synonymsagitate, charge, charge up, commove, rouse, turn on


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)disturb, trouble, upset


Narrower (hyponym)bother, electrify, hype up, pother, psych up


Antonymscalm, still, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize, calm down, quiet, quieten, lull

5. excite (emotion) stimulate sexually


SamplesThis movie usually arouses the male audience.


ExamplesThe performance is likely to excite Sue


Synonymsarouse, sex, turn on, wind up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)excite, shake, shake up, stimulate, stir


Narrower (hyponym)tempt

6. excite (emotion) stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of


SamplesThese stories shook the community.
The civil war shook the country.


ExamplesThe performance is likely to excite Sue


Synonymsshake, shake up, stimulate, stir


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)arouse, elicit, enkindle, evoke, fire, kindle, provoke, raise


Narrower (hyponym)affright, animate, arouse, elate, enliven, exalt, excite, fright, frighten, fuel, inspire, intoxicate, invigorate, invite, lift up, pick up, scare, sex, tempt, thrill, tickle, titillate, turn on, uplift, vibrate, wind up

7. excite (change) raise to a higher energy level


SamplesExcite the atoms.


Synonymsenergise, energize


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

8. excite (change) produce a magnetic field in


SamplesExcite the neurons.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify









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