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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)







(Definition of excite from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © 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 ​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)
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