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ex·cite

excite

 
 
pronunciation:
ihk saIt
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part of speech: verb
inflections: excites, exciting, excited
definition: to stir up the feelings of; arouse.
The start of the play excited the audience.The first snow of the year always excites children.
synonyms:
agitate, inflame, kindle, stimulate, stir
antonyms:
bore, calm, soothe
similar words:
fluster, intoxicate, irritate, provoke, rouse, thrill, tickle, wind up
Word Builder: excite +
  • excited:
    feeling excitement.
  • exciting:
    causing excitement.
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The word excite contains the following part:
cit, -cite Latin root that means rouse, set in motion
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