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English definition of “excite”


verb [T] (MAKE HAPPY)   /ɪkˈsɑɪt/
to make someone have strong feelings, esp. of happiness and enthusiasm: In some science fiction movies, the music and special effects can really excite audiences. excited    /ɪkˈsɑɪ·t̬ɪd/ adjective She was excited about the trip because she was going to learn to ski. excitedly    /ɪkˈsɑɪ·t̬ɪd·li/ adverb She ran excitedly outside to greet her cousins. excitement    /ɪkˈsɑɪt·mənt/ noun [U] Robin’s heart was pounding with excitement. exciting    /ɪkˈsɑɪ·t̬ɪŋ/ adjective It was an exciting role to play, and I was thrilled to get the part.
(Definition of excite verb (MAKE HAPPY) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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