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exciteverb [T]

 us   /ɪkˈsɑɪt/
  • excite verb [T] (MAKE HAPPY)

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.
  • excite verb [T] (CAUSE TO REACT)

fml to cause (a particular reaction) in someone: The strange noises excited my curiosity.
physics fml To excite an atom is to raise it to a state higher than its lowest energy state.
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)

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exciteverb [T]

uk   us   /ɪkˈsaɪt/ STOCK MARKET
to cause activity in a market by causing lots of people to buy and sell stocks and shares: A significant oil find by the group in western India has excited the market. The bullish product update excited investors.
(Definition of excite from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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