Definition of enthuse verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    enthuse

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ɪnˈθjuːz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈθuːz//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they enthuse
    BrE BrE//ɪnˈθjuːz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈθuːz//
     
    he / she / it enthuses
    BrE BrE//ɪnˈθjuːzɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈθuːzɪz//
     
    past simple enthused
    BrE BrE//ɪnˈθjuːzd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈθuːzd//
     
    past participle enthused
    BrE BrE//ɪnˈθjuːzd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈθuːzd//
     
    -ing form enthusing
    BrE BrE//ɪnˈθjuːzɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈθuːzɪŋ//
     
    Excitement, Showing interest
     
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] to talk in an enthusiastic and excited way about something enthuse (about/over something/somebody) The article enthused about the benefits that the new system would bring. + speech ‘It's a wonderful idea’, he enthused. enthuse that… The organizers enthused that it was their most successful event yet. See related entries: Excitement, Showing interest
  2. 2[usually passive] enthuse somebody (with something) to make somebody feel very interested and excited Everyone present was enthused by the idea.
  3. Word Origin early 19th cent. (originally US): back-formation from enthusiasm.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: enthuse