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To make someone feel excited, enthusiastic or impressed - thesaurus

Synonyms

inspire

verb

to give someone the enthusiasm to do or create something

attract

verb

to make someone interested in something so that they do it or come to see or hear it

interest

verb

to make someone want to know about or take part in something

motivate

verb

to make someone feel determined to do something or enthusiastic about doing it

excite

verb

to make someone feel happy and enthusiastic about something good that is going to happen

intrigue

verb

to make someone very interested in knowing more about something, especially something that seems mysterious

enthuse

verb

to make someone interested in something or excited by it

dazzle

verb

to impress someone a lot, for example with your beauty, intelligence, or skill

fire someone with enthusiasm

to make someone feel very enthusiastic

capture someone’s interest/imagination/attention

to make someone interested in or excited about something

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More synonyms

absorb

verb

if something absorbs you, it is so interesting or entertaining that it takes all your attention

amuse

verb

to keep someone interested or entertained, so that they do not get bored

animate

verb

to make someone or something more lively, active, or interested

arrest

verb

formal if something arrests your attention, you notice it

attract

verb

to produce or cause an interest in something or someone, or have an opinion about them

beg the question

to make you want to know the answer to a particular question

be rocking

if a place is rocking, it is full of people dancing in a lively way

bewitch

verb

to make someone strongly attracted to you or interested in you

blow away

informal to impress someone very much or make them very excited

blow/clear away the cobwebs

to make you feel more lively and think more clearly

blow someone’s mind

to impress someone very much, or to make them feel very excited

captivate

verb

to attract or interest someone very much

consume

verb

to take all of your attention so that you cannot think of anything else

delight

verb

to give someone a lot of enjoyment or pleasure

do for

informal to make someone feel interested or excited

electrify

verb

to make someone feel extremely excited

enchant

verb

to interest and attract someone very strongly

endear to

to make someone liked by someone else

energize

verb

to make someone feel full of energy or enthusiasm

engage

verb

formal to attract and keep someone’s interest or attention

engross

verb

if something engrosses you, you think about nothing else

enthral

a British spelling of enthrall

enthrall

verb

to make you so interested or excited that you give it all your attention

entrance

verb

if someone or something beautiful or impressive entrances you, you are so attracted by them that you give them all your attention

excite

verb

to make someone feel lively, nervous, or upset

exhilarate

verb

to make someone feel extremely happy, excited, and full of energy

fascinate

verb

to attract and interest you very strongly

fire someone’s imagination

to make someone feel very interested in something and excited about it

fire up

to make someone feel very enthusiastic

get/set someone’s pulse racing

to make someone feel excited

grab

verb

informal to interest someone, or to make them feel enthusiastic

grip

verb

to keep someone very interested in something

have legs

if something such as a news story has legs, people are interested in it for a long time

hold someone’s attention/interest

to keep someone interested in something

hook

verb

informal to attract someone and keep their interest or loyalty

hypnotize

verb

to attract or interest someone so much that they cannot think of anything else

impress

verb

if someone or something impresses you, you admire them

keep the pot boiling

to keep people interested in something such as an idea or plan

kindle

verb

to start a strong interest or emotion in someone

knock out

informal to impress someone very much

liven up

if you liven up, or if something livens you up, you have more energy or enthusiasm than before

magnetize

verb

to attract and interest someone very strongly

make (for) interesting/tedious etc. reading

to be interesting/boring, etc. to read

mesmerise

a British spelling of mesmerize

mesmerize

verb

to attract or interest you so much that you do not notice or pay attention to anything else around you

pep up

to make someone or something more active and lively

pique someone’s curiosity/interest

to make someone want to know more about something or someone

pull

verb

if something pulls a person or organization in a particular direction, it makes them want to do something by strongly attracting or influencing them

pulsate

verb

literary to express life and feelings in a way that makes people excited

pump up

informal to make someone feel excited and eager

sell

verb

to be a quality that makes people want to buy, have, or do something

send shivers up/down someone’s spine

to make someone feel very frightened or excited

set the world on fire

to do something that creates a great deal of interest or excitement

set the world/place etc. alight

to cause great excitement, interest, or admiration

slay

verb

informal to impress someone, especially by making them laugh

stimulate

verb

to make someone feel interested in learning new things

stir

verb

to make someone feel enthusiastic about something

sweep along

if something sweeps you along, you become very involved in it because you are so excited about it

tantalize

verb

to make someone feel excited by showing or offering them something that they want, often with no intention of giving it to them

tempt

verb

to make you want to do or to have something, especially something that is not good for you

tempt

verb

used about something that is wrong or dangerous

tempt

verb

used about something that is good or attractive

thrill

verb

to make someone feel very excited and pleased

titillate

verb

to produce feelings of interest, pleasure, or sexual excitement in someone

transfix

verb

to make someone feel so surprised, shocked, or interested that they continue to look at or listen to someone or something without moving

turn heads

to attract a lot of attention

whatever turns you on

informal to make someone become interested in something

whet your appetite (for something)

to increase the feeling that you want to have or to do a particular thing

whip into

to make someone become very excited

wow

verb

informal to impress someone by doing something extremely well

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