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“excite” in British English

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exciteverb [ T ]

uk /ɪkˈsaɪt/ us /ɪkˈsaɪt/

(Definition of “excite” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“excite” in American English

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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)

“excite” in Business English

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exciteverb [ T ]

uk /ɪkˈsaɪt/ us 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.

(Definition of “excite” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)