Usage of enthuse
Enthuse is apparently American in origin, although the earliest known example of its use occurs in a letter written in 1827 by a young Scotsman who spent about two years in the Pacific Northwest. It has been disapproved since about 1870. Current evidence shows it to be flourishing nonetheless on both sides of the Atlantic especially in journalistic prose.
Examples of enthuse in a Sentence
“This dinner is wonderful!” he enthused.
His presentation failed to enthuse the committee.
Recent Examples of enthuse from the Web
But there's another kind of distinction that matters at last as much — between enthusing your base and growing it — that makes Redmond's latest maneuvers feel more aspirational and intrepid.
Concerning the SoccerCity plan that the FS private-equity sharps rolled out in late January — 11 days after the Spanos announcement — Faulconer was enthused from its public debut.
This is not a change that a group that actually values the sacredness of human life should be enthused about.
Under Corbyn, Labour’s membership has risen sharply, with the young particularly enthused by his left-leaning policies, which include nationalizing the rail system and raising taxes on the rich.
None of the animals were endangered by the rain, though Castelblanco noted that some of the zoo’s 3,000 inhabitants, including its orangutans, were less than enthused by the stormy weather.
See More Sheri Alexander and Penny Carter, two friends vacationing from Augusta, Ga., were especially enthused by the car displays.
Cameron enthused that trade deals the EU was negotiating with the U.S., Canada and Japan -- and the U.S. with other Pacific Rim nations -- would together add half a trillion dollars to the global economy.
The decision is in keeping with Justice Department tradition to defend federal laws in court, even if the administration may not be enthused with the statute.
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Origin and Etymology of enthuse
back-formation from enthusiasm
First Known Use: 1827See Words from the same year
ENTHUSE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of enthuse for English Language Learners
: to say (something) with enthusiasm
: to show enthusiasm : to talk about something with enthusiasm
: to make (someone) enthusiastic
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