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English verb: intoxicate

1. intoxicate (emotion) fill with high spirits; fill with optimism

SamplesMusic can uplift your spirits.

ExamplesThe good news will intoxicate her, The performance is likely to intoxicate Sue

Synonymselate, lift up, pick up, uplift

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

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

Narrower (hyponym)beatify, beatify, exalt, exhilarate, inebriate, puff, thrill, tickle pink

Causejoy, rejoice

Antonymscast down, deject, depress, dismay, dispirit, demoralise, demoralize, get down

2. intoxicate (consumption) make drunk (with alcoholic drinks)

Synonymsinebriate, soak

Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)affect

Narrower (hyponym)befuddle, fuddle

3. intoxicate (body) have an intoxicating effect on, of a drug

Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)poison

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