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Examples of exhilarate in a Sentence
the exhilarating feeling of flying that hang gliding offers
the climactic moment of commencement ceremonies usually exhilarates graduates and proud parents alike
Recent Examples of exhilarate from the Web
The introduction of the new Lexus LC performance coupe is a significant illustration of Lexus' dedication to create cars with exciting, emotional designs and exhilarating performance.
Borussia Dortmund manager Peter Stöger is fearful that star striker Michy Batshuayi suffered a season-ending injury against Schalke 04 on Sunday, as the Black and Yellows suffered a 2-0 defeat in an exhilarating Revierderby.
Sheepshead is really fascinating — I’ve always been exhilarated by being in immigrant communities, seeing different cultures colliding and interacting.
By leaning into and toying with that fundamental relationship, indie game Minit achieves something that feels referential and nostalgic and yet unique and exhilarating all at once.
In 2016, some 60,000 fans poured into the city to celebrate Villanova’s exhilarating win over North Carolina, the team’s first national title since 1985.
There’s just something about broadcast, especially live commentary, that’s exhilarating.
In ’71, the future of space flight was exhilarating.
Equally exhilarating for Baldwin is the frequent discovery of new species in the region, which continues apace to this day and is only likely to ramp up as the team takes Curasub on field trips further and further from the Curaçao mainland.
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Did You Know?
Many people find "exhilarate" a difficult word to spell. It's easy to forget that silent "h" in there, and is it an "er" or "ar" after the "l"? It may be easier to remember the spelling if you know that "exhilarate" is ultimately derived from the Latin adjective hilarus, meaning "cheerful." (This also explains why the earliest meaning of "exhilarate" is "to make cheerful.") "Exhilarate" comes from "exhilaratus," the past participle of "exhilarare," which is formed by combining ex- and hilarare, a verb that derives from "hilarus" and means "to cheer or gladden." If "hilarus" looks familiar, that may be because it's also the source of "hilarious" and "hilarity" (as well as "hilariously" and "hilariousness," of course).
EXHILARATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of exhilarate for English Language Learners
: to cause (someone) to feel very happy and excited
EXHILARATE Defined for Kids
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