Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb excite

8 senses of excite

Sense 1
excite -- (arouse or elicit a feeling)
       => arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke -- (call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy")

Sense 2
stimulate, excite -- (act as a stimulant; "The book stimulated her imagination"; "This play stimulates")
       => affect, impact, bear upon, bear on, touch on, touch -- (have an effect upon; "Will the new rules affect me?")

Sense 3
stimulate, excite, stir -- (stir feelings in; "stimulate my appetite"; "excite the audience"; "stir emotions")
       => sensitize, sensitise -- (cause to sense; make sensitive; "She sensitized me with respect to gender differences in this traditional male-dominated society"; "My tongue became sensitized to good wine")

Sense 4
agitate, rouse, turn on, charge, commove, excite, charge up -- (cause to be agitated, excited, or roused; "The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks")
       => disturb, upset, trouble -- (move deeply; "This book upset me"; "A troubling thought")

Sense 5
arouse, sex, excite, turn on, wind up -- (stimulate sexually; "This movie usually arouses the male audience")
       => stimulate, shake, shake up, excite, stir -- (stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of; "These stories shook the community"; "the civil war shook the country")

Sense 6
stimulate, shake, shake up, excite, stir -- (stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of; "These stories shook the community"; "the civil war shook the country")
       => arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke -- (call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy")

Sense 7
excite, energize, energise -- (raise to a higher energy level; "excite the atoms")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 8
excite -- (produce a magnetic field in; "excite the neurons")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Antonyms of adj excited

4 senses of excited

Sense 1
aroused, emotional, excited, worked up -- ((of persons) excessively affected by emotion; "he would become emotional over nothing at all"; "she was worked up about all the noise")

INDIRECT (VIA agitated) -> unagitated -- (not agitated or disturbed emotionally)

Sense 2
excited (vs. unexcited) -- (in an aroused state)

unexcited (vs. excited) -- (not excited; "made an unexcited appraisal of the situation")

Sense 3
delirious, excited, frantic, mad, unrestrained -- (marked by uncontrolled excitement or emotion; "a crowd of delirious baseball fans"; "something frantic in their gaiety"; "a mad whirl of pleasure")

INDIRECT (VIA wild) -> tame -- (very restrained or quiet; "a tame Christmas party"; "she was one of the tamest and most abject creatures imaginable with no will or power to act but as directed")

Sense 4
activated, excited -- ((of e.g. a molecule) made reactive or more reactive)

INDIRECT (VIA reactive) -> unreactive -- ((chemistry) not reacting chemically)

Similarity of adj excited

4 senses of excited

Sense 1
aroused, emotional, excited, worked up -- ((of persons) excessively affected by emotion; "he would become emotional over nothing at all"; "she was worked up about all the noise")
       => agitated (vs. unagitated) -- (troubled emotionally and usually deeply; "agitated parents")

Sense 2
excited (vs. unexcited) -- (in an aroused state)
       => aflutter, nervous -- (excited in anticipation)
       => agog -- (highly excited)
       => crazy -- (possessed by inordinate excitement; "the crowd went crazy"; "was crazy to try his new bicycle")
       => fevered -- (highly excited; "a fevered imagination")
       => intoxicated, drunk -- (as if under the influence of alcohol; "felt intoxicated by her success"; "drunk with excitement")
       => overexcited -- (unduly excited)
       => stimulated, stirred, stirred up, aroused -- (emotionally aroused)
       => teased, titillated -- (feeling mild pleasurable excitement)
       => thrilled -- (feeling intense pleasurable excitement)
       => thrillful -- (full of excitement; thrilled)
          Also See-> agitated#1

Sense 3
delirious, excited, frantic, mad, unrestrained -- (marked by uncontrolled excitement or emotion; "a crowd of delirious baseball fans"; "something frantic in their gaiety"; "a mad whirl of pleasure")
       => wild (vs. tame) -- (marked by extreme lack of restraint or control; "wild talk"; "wild parties")

Sense 4
activated, excited -- ((of e.g. a molecule) made reactive or more reactive)
       => reactive (vs. unreactive) -- (participating readily in reactions; "sodium is a reactive metal"; "free radicals are very reactive")

2019, Cloud WordNet Browser