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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
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
3‘his clothes excited envy and admiration’
provoke, stir up, elicit, rouse, arouse, stimulate, kindle, touch off, spark off, awaken, incite, instigate, foment, bring out, cause, bring about
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