To call to activity in any way; to rouse to feeling; to kindle to passionate emotion; to stir up to combined or general activity; as, to excite a person, the spirits, the passions; to excite a mutiny or insurrection; to excite heat by friction.
To call forth or increase the vital activity of an organism, or any of its parts.
To energize (an electro-magnet); to produce a magnetic field in; as, to excite a dynamo.
If a secret history of books could be written, and the author's private thoughts and meanings noted down alongside of his story, how many insipid volumes would become interesting, and dull tales excite the reader! William Makepeace Thackeray
excite in Dutch is aanwakkeren, prikkelen, opwinden
excite in German is aufregen, erregen
excite in Italian is agitare
excite in Latin is concito, suscito, irrito
excite in Norwegian is opphisse
excite in Spanish is excitar, soliviantar
excite in Swedish is egga, uppvigla, upphetsa
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