Antonyms for excite

Grammar : Verb
Spell : ik-sahyt
Phonetic Transcription : ɪkˈsaɪt

Definition of excite

Origin :
  • 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.
  • verb inspire; upset
Example sentences :
  • Supposing—— It was cruel to excite and upset her just for that; it made the pain worse.
  • Extract from : « Life and Death of Harriett Frean » by May Sinclair
  • He should therefore smile at the futile attempt to excite his jealousy.
  • Extract from : « The Man Shakespeare » by Frank Harris
  • An outlandish appearance, sure to excite observation, is thus avoided.
  • Extract from : « The Roof of France » by Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • The opinion of numbers is necessary to excite the ambition of individuals.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 8 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • There was no reason therefore why our appearance should excite suspicion.
  • Extract from : « Micah Clarke » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • But thou'd rather drag him about to excite charity—of course.
  • Extract from : « Barnaby Rudge » by Charles Dickens
  • So fascinating, so illustrious a lover could not fail to excite the envy of my own sex.
  • Extract from : « Beaux and Belles of England » by Mary Robinson
  • That which we cannot excite, it is of no use to know how to govern.
  • Extract from : « Modern Painters Volume II (of V) » by John Ruskin
  • He makes her laugh, and asks for nothing either for himself or for others; he cannot excite jealousy, and he meddles in nothing.
  • Extract from : « The Secret Memoirs of Louis XV./XVI, Complete » by Madame du Hausset, an "Unknown English Girl" and the Princess Lamballe
  • And they do not move out of it, lest they excite the envy of their compatriots.
  • Extract from : « The Book of Khalid » by Ameen Rihani

Synonyms for excite

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