Definition of exhilarate:
souse, hit it up, exalt, elate, capture someone's interest/imagination/attention, proclaim, gladden, titillate, glorify, charge, enrapture, vitalize, transport, fire someone with enthusiasm, tickle, shudder, turn on, vibrate, elate, galvanize, laud, inebriate, motivate, enthuse, pump up, help, uplift, tickle pink, act as a tonic, flush, study at animate, soak, thrill, elevate, shiver, dazzle, brace, inspire, lift, interest, attract, beatify, extol, intrigue, inspirit, throb, happy, intoxicate, buoy.
- excite (part of speech: verb)
- refresh (part of speech: verb)
- please (part of speech: verb)
- "Four Weird Tales", Algernon Blackwood.
The vast majority lead lives of monotonous toil in places where there is no excitement greater than that of ordinary village and hamlet life, and to them it must be a great pleasure to resort to the gatherings of their people, where religion, business, and amusement are very happily combined, and where there is so much to interest, exhilarate, and gratify them.- "Life and Work in Benares and Kumaon, 1839-1877", James Kennedy.
- "The Bars of Iron", Ethel May Dell.