Synonyms and Antonyms of exhilarate

  1. 1 to cause a pleasurable stimulation of the feelings <the exhilarating feeling of flying that hang gliding offers> Synonyms charge, electrify, excite, thrill, galvanize, intoxicate, pump up, titillate, turn onRelated Words arouse, incite, inspire, provoke, stimulate; bewitch, captivate, charm, delight, enchant, enthrall (or enthral), hypnotize, mesmerize, rivet, spellbind; interest, intrigue, tantalizeNear Antonyms bore, jade, pall, tire, weary; deject, demoralize, discourage, dishearten, dispirit

  2. 2 to fill with great joy <the climactic moment of commencement ceremonies usually exhilarates graduates and proud parents alike> Synonyms elevate, enrapture, elate, intoxicate, transportRelated Words commove, excite, inspire, stimulate, uplift; content, delight, gladden, gratify, please, rejoice, satisfy, warmNear Antonyms demoralize, discourage, dishearten, dispirit; distress, oppress, saddenAntonyms depress

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