Synonyms of excite in English:


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1‘the prospect of a holiday excited me’


thrill, exhilarate, animate, enliven, rouse, stir, move, stimulate, galvanize, electrify, fire the imagination of, fire the enthusiasm of

delight, enrapture, intoxicate

informal send, tickle, tickle someone pink, buck up, pep up, ginger up, give someone a buzz, give someone a kick, get someone going

North American informal light a fire under, give someone a charge

rare inspirit


bore, depress

2‘she wore a chiffon nightgown to excite him’


arouse, arouse sexually, make someone feel sexually excited, stimulate, titillate, inflame

please, attract, entice

informal turn someone on, give someone a thrill, get someone going, float someone's boat, do it for someone, light someone's fire, tickle someone's fancy


turn off

3‘his clothes excited envy and admiration’


provoke, stir up, elicit, rouse, arouse, stimulate, kindle, trigger, trigger off, touch off, spark off, awaken, incite, instigate, foment, bring out, cause, bring about

literary enkindle