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excite

ex·cite

excite

 
 
pronunciation:
ihk saIt
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part of speech: verb
inflections: excited, excites, exciting
definition: to increase the feelings of; to increase energy.
The first snow of the year always excites children.
antonyms:
bore
similar words:
irritate, provoke, thrill
Word Builder: excite +
  • excited:
    feeling excitement.
  • exciting:
    causing excitement.
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The word excite contains the following part:
cit, -cite Latin root that means rouse, set in motion
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