excite - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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present tense
present participleexciting
past tenseexcited
past participleexcited
  1. 2
    if something excites a feeling or reaction, it makes people feel or react in that way
    excite interest/curiosity/sympathy etc:

    The film has so far excited little interest outside the art-house cinemas.

    excite comment/speculation/rumours:

    Two merger announcements excited speculation about further takeover action.

  2. 3
    medical to make a nerve or other part of the body start to become more active