- 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 enthusesthrill, faze, excite, touch, affect, awe, sway, inspire, prompt, stir, incite, motivate, induce, generate, inflame, elicit, arouse, galvanize, kindle, precipitate
Examples from the Web for enthuses
Contemporary Examples of enthuses
As he enthuses, jokes and extemporizes, it is obvious why he found success as a comedian and performer.Sunday Assembly Is the Hot New Atheist Church
September 21, 2013
Historical Examples of enthuses
As a public reader, Miss Brown delights and enthuses her audiences.
He who attracts and enthuses can for a time command attention.Seed Thoughts for Singers
Frank Herbert Tubbs
- 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.