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excite

Pronunciation: /ɪkˈsaɪt/

Translation of excite in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 1.1 (make happy, enthusiastic) entusiasmar, excitar; (make impatient, boisterous) [children] excitar, alborotar you mustn't excite yourself no debe agitarse or excitarse
    Example sentences
    • In reality what it is about is trying to inspire and excite people to think about the town centre.
    • For me, Life Through My Eyes is about what inspires me, excites me, aggravates me, relaxes me, outrages me and helps me.
    • That's all I wanted to do, not thinking that I would make waves, change minds, excite people, incite people, turn on people, repulse people.
    1.2 (sexually) excitar
    Example sentences
    • What excites a person sexually (particularly if it's only visual) is as distinct as that person's fingerprints.
    • I suppose one could see it as an old man getting excited by the sexuality of young girls.
    • Even the most graphic porn doesn't excite you any more.
  • 2 2.1 [interest/admiration] despertar*, suscitar; [envy] provocar*; [curiosity] despertar*, provocar* 2.2 [molecules/tissue] excitar
    Example sentences
    • By giving the vaccine along with another drug that excites the immune system, doctors can teach Bonet's own immune system to fight her cancer.
    • Now, when this wavefront hits a material, some of the wavelets will hit atoms and excite electrons to a higher energy state.
    • External energy pumped into the atoms of the lasing medium excites electrons to higher energy states; returning to their base state, they emit photons.
    Example sentences
    • So, since their sectional interest excites no passions amongst the populace, some are attracted by more radical measures.
    • If the advert merely excites your curiosity or interest, something Maloney calls curious disbelief, that will be enough.
    • The system is designed to send vibrations to sensitive parts of the driver's body, and it could excite feelings in them that have long lain dormant.

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