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Excite meaning

excite - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of; " These stories shook the community"; " the civil war shook the country"
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. To call forth or increase the vital activity of an organism, or any of its parts.
  4. 4. To energize ( an electro- magnet); to produce a magnetic field in; as, to excite a dynamo.
  5. 5. To call into actrivity; rouse; irritate.

excite - examples of usage

  1. All this was calculated to excite the feelings of a romantic youth. - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
  2. I wanted all my own judgment- and it was difficult to summon it and keep it- to tell me exactly how far to push matters to excite her, without driving her to get up and leave me altogether. - "To-morrow?", Victoria Cross.
  3. " I say, old fellow, you must not excite yourself like this! - "To-morrow?", Victoria Cross.
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