verb (used with object), ex·cit·ed, ex·cit·ing.
Origin of excite
Examples from the Web for excite
They excite people, and primaries tend to be dominated by voters who are the most excited.
Condon is proud to be different, to work on the projects that excite him.
The innovation Ohanian sees in new entrepreneurs seems to excite him most.
“You have to have some issue to excite the voters,” he says.How Republican Candidates Have Made Life Easier for Democratic Senators|Eleanor Clift|May 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He called Obama "Kommandant" and a "socialistic dictator" to excite those on the right.How Michael Grimm's Threat Ruined Randy Weber's Troll|Ben Jacobs|January 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Henri accompanied me thither, and that, while they remained there, nothing happened to excite any alarm.The Mysteries of Udolpho|Ann Radcliffe
She feared lest the sight of his gaolers might excite Jamie.In the Roar of the Sea|Sabine Baring-Gould
I did not suffer their entrance nor their exit to excite me.
They were too insignificant to attract much attention from the government, or excite the jealousy of a great corporation.
Promoting self under the guise of promoting Christ is currently so common as to excite little notice.The Pursuit of God|A. W. Tozer
British Dictionary definitions for excite
Word Origin for excite
Word Origin and History for excite
mid-14c., "to move, stir up, instigate," from Old French esciter (12c.) or directly from Latin excitare "rouse, call out, summon forth, produce," frequentative of exciere "call forth, instigate," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + ciere "set in motion, call" (see cite). Of feelings, from late 14c. Of bodily organs or tissues, from 1831. Main modern sense of "emotionally agitate" is first attested 1821.