From Middle English exciten, from Old French exciter, from Latin excitare (“call out, call forth, arouse, wake up, stimulate”), frequentative of exciere (“call out, arouse excite”), from ex (“out”) + ciere (“call, summon”). See cite and compare to accite, concite, incite.
- (transitive) To stir the emotions of.
- The fireworks which opened the festivities excited anyone present.
- (transitive) 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 the population.
- There are drugs designed to excite certain nerves in our body.
- (transitive, physics) 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.
- To energize (an electromagnet); to produce a magnetic field in.
- to excite a dynamo
- The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Wiktionary:Entry layout#Translations.
- excite in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- excite in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
- first-person singular present indicative of
- third-person singular present indicative of
- first-person singular present subjunctive of
- third-person singular present subjunctive of
- second-person singular imperative of
- First-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of excitar
- Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) present subjunctive of excitar
- Third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of excitar
- Third-person singular (você) negative imperative of excitar