excite


excite

verb

Definition of EXCITE

1
to cause a pleasurable stimulation of the feelings <for some reason the first snowfall of the season never fails to excite us>
2
to rouse to strong feeling or action <televised pictures of the victims of the famine that would excite any viewer to pity>
Near Antonyms calm, soothe, subdue, tranquilize (also tranquillize); appease, mollify, pacify, placate

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