excite Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “excite” in the English Dictionary

"excite" in British English

See all translations

exciteverb [T]

uk   us   /ɪkˈsaɪt/

excite verb [T] (MAKE HAPPY)

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

excite verb [T] (CAUSE REACTION)

formal to ​cause a ​particularreaction in someone: This ​product has excited a ​greatdeal of ​media interest. The ​statement excited new ​speculation that a ​seniorofficial may be about to ​resign.
(Definition of excite from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"excite" in American English

See all translations

exciteverb [T]

 us   /ɪkˈsɑɪt/

excite verb [T] (MAKE HAPPY)

to make someone have ​strongfeelings, esp. of ​happiness and ​enthusiasm: In some ​sciencefictionmovies, the ​music and ​specialeffects can really excite ​audiences.

excite verb [T] (CAUSE TO REACT)

fml to ​cause (a ​particularreaction) in someone: The ​strangenoises excited my ​curiosity. physics fml To excite an ​atom is to ​raise it to a ​statehigher than ​itslowestenergystate.
excited
adjective  us   /ɪkˈsɑɪ·t̬ɪd/
She was excited about the ​trip because she was going to ​learn to ​ski.
excitedly
adverb  us   /ɪkˈsɑɪ·t̬ɪd·li/
She ​ran excitedly ​outside to ​greet her ​cousins.
excitement
noun [U]  us   /ɪkˈsɑɪt·mənt/
Robin’s ​heart was ​pounding with excitement.
exciting
adjective  us   /ɪkˈsɑɪ·t̬ɪŋ/
It was an exciting ​role to ​play, and I was ​thrilled to get the ​part.
(Definition of excite from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"excite" in Business English

See all translations

exciteverb [T]

uk   us   /ɪkˈsaɪt/ STOCK MARKET
to cause ​activity in a ​market by causing ​lots of ​people to ​buy and ​sellstocks and ​shares: A significant ​oilfind by the ​group in western India has excited the ​market. The ​bullishproductupdate excited ​investors.
(Definition of excite from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of excite?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

harvest

to pick and collect crops, or to collect plants, animals, or fish to eat

Word of the Day

In London but at the station: prepositions for talking about travel
In London but at the station: prepositions for talking about travel
by Liz Walter,
September 02, 2015
Several readers have asked for information on prepositions, so I will start with a blog post that looks at an area where they are really important: travel. The first thing to remember is that we use to (and not ‘in’) after the verb go: We are going to London. I went to

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More