Definition of exhilarate in English:

exhilarate

Syllabification: ex·hil·a·rate
Pronunciation: /iɡˈziləˌrāt
 
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verb

Make (someone) feel very happy, animated, or elated: the children were exhilarated by a sense of purpose (as adjective exhilarated) all this hustle and bustle makes me feel exhilarated
More example sentences
  • Though he was aware that the experience might kill him, he was also exhilarated to embark on his great Alaskan odyssey.
  • I was exhilarated by my ability to maneuver the steep climb.
  • I was exhilarated to roll these subjects around in my mind like marbles in my hand, and play with their arrangement.
Synonyms
thrill, excite, intoxicate, elate, delight, enliven, animate, invigorate, energize, vitalize, stimulate
informal give someone a thrill, give someone a buzz, give someone a charge
thrilling, exciting, intoxicating, heady, stimulating, invigorating, electrifying, energizing, uplifting, enlivening, revitalizing, vitalizing, stirring, breathtaking; refreshing, bracing
informal mind-blowing, mind-expanding

Origin

mid 16th century: from Latin exhilarat- 'made cheerful', from the verb exhilarare, from ex- (expressing inducement of a state) + hilaris 'cheerful'.

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