Definition of excite :
1. To call forth or increase the vital activity of an organism, or any of its parts.
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. To energize ( an electro- magnet); to produce a magnetic field in; as, to excite a dynamo.
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excite (part of speech: verb)
invigorate (part of speech: verb)
- What subject more likely to excite his enthusiastic sympathy? - "The Three Additions to Daniel, A Study", William Heaford Daubney.
- Canadian money in Buffalo was too common to excite comment, therefore none of them had seen fit to follow out that clue of the two- dollar bill. - "Laughing Bill Hyde and Other Stories", Rex Beach.
- He owned himself to be the Earl of Argyle, probably in the hope that his great name would excite the awe and pity of those who had seized him. - "The History of England from the Accession of James II. Volume 1 (of 5)", Thomas Babington Macaulay.