Origin of excited
Synonyms for excited
verb (used with object), ex·cit·ed, ex·cit·ing.
Origin of excite
Synonyms for excite
Examples from the Web for excited
Contemporary Examples of excited
They excite people, and primaries tend to be dominated by voters who are the most excited.The Devil in Mike Huckabee
January 6, 2015
Are you excited, nervous, afraid, all of the above for the new Star Wars films?Patton Oswalt on Fighting Conservatives With Satire
January 6, 2015
Excited, Shaheen wasted no time and began interviewing surgeons, deciding upon Dr. Curtis Crane in Greenbrae, California.The Insurance Company Promised a Gender Reassignment. Then They Made a Mistake.
December 29, 2014
I hand him the script and with it a little speech about how excited and pleased I am with the work, blah-blah-blah.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
December 13, 2014
This is a time of transition, but I am excited to work with our team—both new and old alike—as we pave a new way forward.Facebook Prince Purges The New Republic: Inside the Destruction of a 100-Year-Old Magazine
December 5, 2014
Historical Examples of excited
Milza endeavoured, in her own artless way, to soothe the distress her words had excited.
The box was passed from hand to hand, and excited universal admiration.
This so excited the admiration of Speusippus, that a love of philosophy was kindled within him.
It seems impossible now, but I was excited even about the dinner.
They told me to lie quietly in bed this morning, but I'm not tired, not excited.
Word Origin for excite
1650s, "magnetically or electrically stimulated;" modern sense of "agitated" attested 1855; past participle adjective from excite. Related: Excitedly.
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.