- 1excite somebody to make someone feel very pleased, interested, or enthusiastic, especially about something that is going to happen The prospect of a year in India really excited her.
- 2to make someone nervous or upset and unable to relax excite somebody Try not to excite your baby too much before bedtime. excite yourself Don't excite yourself (= keep calm).
- 3 to make someone feel a particular emotion or react in a particular way synonym arouse excite something to excite attention/criticism/curiosity The news has certainly excited comment (= made people talk about it). excite something in somebody Economic issues generally excite great interest in voters.
- 4excite somebody to make someone feel sexual desire synonym arouse
- 5excite something (formal) to make a part of the body or part of a physical system more active synonym stimulate
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NAmE//ɪkˈsaɪt//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they excite
he / she / it excites
past simple excited
-ing form exciting