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excite

Synonyms of excite in English:

verb

  • 1 the prospect of a holiday excited me
    thrill, exhilarate, animate, enliven, rouse, stir, move, stimulate, galvanize, electrify, fire the imagination of, fire the enthusiasm of;
    informal send, tickle, tickle someone pink, buck up, pep up, ginger up, give someone a buzz, give someone a kick, get someone going
    North American informal light a fire under, give someone a charge
    rare inspirit
    [Antonyms] bore, depress
  • 2 she wore a chiffon nightgown to excite him
    arouse, arouse sexually, make someone feel sexually excited, stimulate, titillate, inflame;
    please, attract, entice
    informal turn someone on, give someone a thrill, get someone going, float someone's boat, do it for someone, light someone's fire, tickle someone's fancy
    [Antonyms] turn off
  • 3 his clothes excited envy and admiration
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