Definition of excite

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Verb
1. To stir the emotions of.
The fireworks which opened the festivities excited anyone present.
2. To arouse or bring out (e.g. feelings); to stimulate.
Favoritism tends to excite jealousy in the ones not being favored.
The political reforms excited unrest among to population.
There are drugs designed to excite certain nerves in our body.
3. To cause an electron to move to a higher than normal state; to promote an electron to an outer level.
By applying electric potential to the neon atoms, the electrons become excited, then emit a photon when returning to normal.
4. To energize (an electromagnet); to produce a magnetic field in.
To excite a dynamo
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Example Sentences

For me, these represent exciting challenges rather than difficulties.
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We have a car just for us! We were happy, excited and full of expectations!
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All of them were very strange food to us, we don’tknow what any of them mean, but the menus looked very tasty, and the photos of food seemed really exciting.
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But after a few days of clearing through all of her cupboards, drawers, and shelves, which were bursting with clothes, it started to become exciting.
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Both the girls are really excited, because like most young stylish women, they love to shop and learn about the latest fashion trends.
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I would use a mortar and pestle to make the pigments that created the exciting colours my mother was famous for.
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The dishes seemed very strange to us, we didn’t know what was on the menu, but the food looked very tasty, and the photos of the food seemed really exciting.
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The people of Alexandria were excited to have their favourite Pharaoh back at home, but were anxious about the presence of so many Roman troops in the heart of Egypt.
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We were happy, excited and full of expectations!
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“I do not know what cricket is,” said Cedric, “but Mr Hobbs took me several times to see baseball. It is a splendid game. Everyone gets so excited!”
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