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excite

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1 to cause a pleasurable stimulation of the feelings

  • for some reason the first snowfall of the season never fails to excite us
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2 to rouse to strong feeling or action

  • televised pictures of the victims of the famine that would excite any viewer to pity
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build a fire under

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Synonym Discussion of excite

provoke, excite, stimulate, pique, quicken mean to arouse as if by pricking. provoke directs attention to the response called forth.
    • my stories usually provoke laughter
excite implies a stirring up or moving profoundly.
    • news that excited anger and frustration
stimulate suggests a rousing out of lethargy, quiescence, or indifference.
    • stimulating conversation
pique suggests stimulating by mild irritation or challenge.
    • that remark piqued my interest
quicken implies beneficially stimulating and making active or lively.
    • the high salary quickened her desire to have the job


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