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1. excite

verb. ['ɪkˈsaɪt'] arouse or elicit a feeling.

Synonyms

  • fire
  • enthuse
  • raise
  • evoke
  • elicit
  • enkindle
  • provoke
  • arouse

Antonyms

  • strengthen
  • curse
  • bless
  • anesthetize

Etymology

  • exciten (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Excite

  • disinvite
  • semi-height
  • satterwhite
  • reinvite
  • reignite
  • nonwhite
  • forthright
  • contrite
  • riunite
  • reunite
  • overwrite
  • overnite
  • overnight
  • mcwright
  • mcwhite
  • mcright
  • mcknight
  • mccright
  • macknight
  • enwright
  • despite
  • clevite
  • uptight
  • upright
  • tonite
  • tonight
  • strite
  • streit
  • sprite
  • rewrite

How do you pronounce excite?

Pronounce excite as ɪkˈsaɪt.

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Sentences with excite


1. Verb, base form
They not only excite the taste buds but bring back a sense of service and class to flying."

2. Noun, singular or mass
Cheers and chants are what cheerleaders use to encourage players and excite and entertain the crowd.

Quotes about excite


1. When it comes down to it, it's giving people a good night out in a basic way and I think my company guarantees that. There's always something new and something to excite us and surprise us, and that's why people come back, I hope.
- Matthew Bourne

2. For some of us, books are as important as almost anything else on earth. What a miracle it is that out of these small, flat, rigid squares of paper unfolds world after world after world, worlds that sing to you, comfort and quiet or excite you. Books help us understand who we are and how we are to behave. They show us what community and friendship mean; they show us how to live and die.
- Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life

3. You shall create beauty not to excite the sensesbut to give sustenance to the soul.
- Gabriela Mistral

2. excite

verb. ['ɪkˈsaɪt'] act as a stimulant.

Synonyms

  • bear on
  • impact
  • stimulate
  • touch on
  • innervate
  • affect
  • bear upon
  • invigorate
  • touch
  • quicken

Antonyms

  • bore
  • hire
  • extinguish
  • stand still

Etymology

  • exciten (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. excite

verb. ['ɪkˈsaɪt'] raise to a higher energy level.

Synonyms

  • alter
  • modify
  • change
  • energise

Antonyms

  • male
  • maleness
  • femaleness
  • female

Etymology

  • exciten (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. excite

verb. ['ɪkˈsaɪt'] produce a magnetic field in.

Synonyms

  • change
  • alter

Antonyms

  • bisexual
  • homosexual
  • sexual

Etymology

  • exciten (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. excite

verb. ['ɪkˈsaɪt'] stir feelings in.

Synonyms

  • jerk off
  • jack off
  • sensitise
  • blow
  • whet
  • sensitize
  • fuck off
  • work
  • she-bop
  • wank
  • go down on
  • stir
  • disgust
  • thrill
  • repel
  • fellate
  • revolt
  • gross out
  • stimulate
  • masturbate
  • suck
  • quicken

Antonyms

  • desensitize
  • cause to sleep
  • wake
  • fall asleep

Etymology

  • exciten (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. excite

verb. ['ɪkˈsaɪt'] stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of.

Synonyms

  • kindle
  • vibrate
  • sex
  • turn on
  • invigorate
  • provoke
  • pick up
  • enliven
  • titillate
  • wind up
  • lift up
  • elicit
  • fuel
  • invite
  • shake
  • enkindle
  • arouse
  • frighten
  • animate
  • evoke
  • stir
  • thrill
  • tickle
  • shake up
  • tempt
  • exalt
  • elate
  • raise
  • inspire
  • stimulate
  • intoxicate
  • affright
  • uplift
  • scare
  • fright

Antonyms

  • androgynous
  • switch off
  • stay
  • deaden

Etymology

  • exciten (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. excite

verb. ['ɪkˈsaɪt'] stimulate sexually.

Synonyms

  • wind up
  • stimulate
  • stir
  • shake
  • shake up
  • tempt
  • turn on
  • arouse

Antonyms

  • de-energise
  • de-energize
  • discourage
  • lower

Etymology

  • exciten (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. excite

verb. ['ɪkˈsaɪt'] cause to be agitated, excited, or roused.

Synonyms

  • bother
  • electrify
  • rouse
  • psych up
  • charge up
  • charge
  • commove
  • hype up
  • turn on
  • disturb
  • upset
  • trouble
  • pother

Antonyms

  • deteriorate
  • worsen
  • sell
  • displease

Etymology

  • exciten (Middle English (1100-1500))
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