excite


excite
ex|cite [ ık`saıt ] verb transitive *
1. ) to make someone feel happy and enthusiastic about something good that is going to happen:
The prospect of working in Australia really excites me.
a ) to make someone feel lively, nervous, or upset:
We were warned by the doctors not to excite him.
b ) to make someone feel that they want to have sex: AROUSE
2. ) if something excites a feeling or reaction, it makes people feel or react in that way:
excite interest/curiosity/sympathy etc.: The film has so far excited little interest outside the art-house theaters.
excite comment/speculation/rumors: Two merger announcements excited speculation about further takeover action.
3. ) MEDICAL to make a nerve or other part of the body start to become more active

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • Excite — URL: www.excite.com Коммерческий: Да Тип сайта: Интернет портал …   Википедия

  • excité — excité, ée [ ɛksite ] adj. et n. • 1846; de exciter 1 ♦ Cour. Qui a une activité mentale, psychique très vive ou plus vive qu à l habitude. ⇒ agité, énervé, nerveux (cf. Dans tous ses états). Il était tout excité et ne tenait plus en place.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Excite — ist ein Internetportal mit Suchmaschine und eigenem Webverzeichnis. Es gehörte zu den bekanntesten Seiten des Internets und war zusammen mit Yahoo! und Netscape eine der Pioniere der „dotcoms“ der 90er Jahre. Damals arbeitete Excite mit eigenen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Excite —   [dt. »aufregen«] (Excite@Home), 1995 online gegangene Suchmaschine, die zunächst von Excite Inc. betrieben wurde. Seit 1999 gehörte Excite dem Breitband Provider At Home Corporation (»@Home«) in Redwood City (Kalifornien, USA) und firmierte… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Excite — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • excité — excité, ée (è ksi té, tée) part. passé. 1°   Animé à. Excité par l exemple. •   L esprit, occupé de choses incorporelles, par exemple de Dieu et de ses perfections, s y est senti excité par la considération de ses oeuvres, ou par sa parole, ou… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • excite — ex‧cite [ɪkˈsaɪt] verb [transitive] to produce a lot of activity in a market, with a lot of people buying and selling stocks and shares: • The auditors excited the market again yesterday by reporting sharply higher profits for the group. excited… …   Financial and business terms

  • excite — [ek sīt′, iksīt′] vt. excited, exciting [ME exciten < OFr exciter < L excitare, to call forth, excite, freq. of exciere, to call forth < ex , out + pp. of ciere, to call, summon: see CITE] 1. to put into motion or activity; stir up… …   English World dictionary

  • excite — index aggravate (annoy), agitate (activate), bait (harass), bait (lure), discompose …   Law dictionary

  • excite — mid 14c., to move, stir up, instigate, from O.Fr. esciter (12c.) or directly from L. excitare rouse, call out, summon forth, produce, frequentative of exciere call forth, instigate, from ex out (see EX (Cf. ex )) + ciere set in motion, call (see… …   Etymology dictionary

  • excite — *provoke, stimulate, pique, quicken, galvanize Analogous words: *stir, rouse, arouse, rally, waken, awaken: agitate, disturb, perturb, *discompose, disquiet: animate, inspire, fire (see INFORM) Antonyms: soothe, quiet (persons): allay (fears,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms