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English definition of “excite”

excite

verb [T] uk   /ɪkˈsaɪt/ us  

excite verb [T] (MAKE HAPPY)

to make someone have strong feelings of happiness and enthusiasm: Nothing about my life excites me at present.

excite verb [T] (CAUSE REACTION)

formal to cause a particular reaction in someone: This product has excited a great deal of media interest. The statement excited new speculation that a senior minister may be about to resign.
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