- to be or become enthusiastic; show enthusiasm: All the neighbors enthused over the new baby.
- to cause to become enthusiastic.
Origin of enthuse
Related Words for enthusethrill, faze, excite, touch, affect, awe, sway, inspire, prompt, stir, incite, motivate, induce, generate, inflame, elicit, arouse, galvanize, kindle, precipitate
Examples from the Web for enthuse
Contemporary Examples of enthuse
BALA leaders, meanwhile, enthuse about the wave of public attention their cause is receiving.The Shady Group Behind the African-American Anti-Immigration Rally
July 12, 2013
Historical Examples of enthuse
I liked these men; I liked to enthuse over all the big things they were doing.The Harbor
He doesn't care a rap for poetry, and he laughs when I enthuse.Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908
Lucy Maud Montgomery
Here is a book which will grip and enthuse every boy reader.The Little Colonel's Christmas Vacation
Annie Fellows Johnston
Mr. Briggerland did not enthuse over any form of sport or exercise.The Angel of Terror
He did not "enthuse," and he did not despair; he kept his head.Carnac's Folly, Complete
- to feel or show or cause to feel or show enthusiasm
1827, American English, back-formation from enthusiasm. Originally often humorous or with affected ignorance. Related: enthused; enthusing.