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excite


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Excite  \Ex*cite"\,  v.  t.  (Elec.) 
  To  energize  (an  electro-magnet);  to  produce  a  magnetic  field 
  in  as  to  excite  a  dynamo. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Excite  \Ex*cite"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Excited};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {exciting}.]  [L.  excitare;  ex  out  +  citare  to  move 
  rapidly,  to  rouse:  cf  OF  esciter,  exciter,  F.  exciter.  See 
  {Cite}.] 
  1.  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. 
 
  2.  (Physiol.)  To  call  forth  or  increase  the  vital  activity  of 
  an  organism,  or  any  of  its  parts 
 
  Syn:  To  incite;  awaken;  animate;  rouse  or  arouse;  stimulate; 
  inflame;  irritate;  provoke. 
 
  Usage:  To  {Excite},  {Incite}.  When  we  excite  we  rouse  into 
  action  feelings  which  were  less  strong;  when  we  incite 
  we  spur  on  or  urge  forward  to  a  specific  act  or  end 
  Demosthenes  excited  the  passions  of  the  Athenians 
  against  Philip,  and  thus  incited  the  whole  nation  to 
  unite  in  the  war  against  him  Antony,  by  his  speech 
  over  the  body  of  C[ae]sar,  so  excited  the  feelings  of 
  the  populace,  that  Brutus  and  his  companions  were 
  compelled  to  flee  from  Rome;  many  however,  were 
  incited  to  join  their  standard,  not  only  by  love  of 
  liberty,  but  hopes  of  plunder. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  excite 
  v  1:  arouse  or  elicit  a  feeling 
  2:  act  as  a  stimulant;  "The  book  stimulated  her  imagination" 
  [syn:  {stimulate}]  [ant:  {stifle}] 
  3:  stir  feelings  in  "stimulate  my  appetite";  "excite  the 
  audience"  [syn:  {stimulate},  {stir}] 
  4:  cause  to  be  agitated,  excited,  or  roused;  "The  speaker 
  charged  up  the  crowd  with  his  inflammatory  remarks"  [syn: 
  {agitate},  {rouse},  {charge},  {commove},  {charge  up}] 
  [ant:  {calm}] 
  5:  arouse  sexually  [syn:  {arouse},  {sex},  {turn  on},  {wind  up}] 
  6:  as  of  senses  or  emotions;  "These  stories  shook  the 
  community"  [syn:  {stimulate},  {shake},  {shake  up},  {stir}] 
  7:  raise  to  a  higher  energy  level;  "excite  the  atoms"  [syn:  {energize}] 
  8:  produce  a  magnetic  field  in  "excite  the  neurons" 




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