- to be or become enthusiastic; show enthusiasm: All the neighbors enthused over the new baby.
- to cause to become enthusiastic.
Origin of enthuse
Examples from the Web for enthused
Almost everything in it has potential for bipartisan support, he enthused.Paul Ryan’s Plan: Rebooting Compassionate Conservatism
July 24, 2014
What a sauce that is,” he enthused, “which dresses an oyster I suck from the mouth of the woman I love!Seduce Like a Writer: How 7 Famous Scribes Wooed
Joni Rendon, Shannon McKenna Schmidt
February 13, 2014
Online, the reaction to the congress was less than enthused, especially on Chinese microblogs collectively known as Weibo.Who Will Become China’s New Men in Black?
November 13, 2012
Jewish voters in Florida, according to a report in the Forward, are less than enthused about this presidential election.Florida, Obama and Israel
October 16, 2012
“I realized the meaning of life after watching this,” enthused one recent commenter.10 Outrageous Attack Ads: Bain, Burning Money, & More (Videos)
The Daily Beast Video
August 10, 2012
"You shall know the most wonderful girl of all," enthused Helen.Jane Allen: Center
By the look on my wife's face I could tell that she was enthused, too.Those Times And These
Irvin S. Cobb
"Swell," enthused Neil, this time his face twisted into a grimace of pleasure.All In The Mind
Gene L. Henderson
Captain Clarke got him all enthused; the Captain promised to write, too.Chicken Little Jane on the Big John</p>
Lily Munsell Ritchie
Hautecoeur was talking with an enthused fervor that swept him into metaphor.The Key to Yesterday</p>
Charles Neville Buck
- to feel or show or cause to feel or show enthusiasm
Word Origin and History for enthused
1827, American English, back-formation from enthusiasm. Originally often humorous or with affected ignorance. Related: enthused; enthusing.