- 1. excite, arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke
- usage: arouse or elicit a feeling
- 2. stimulate, excite, affect, impact, bear upon, bear on, touch on, touch
- usage: act as a stimulant; "The book stimulated her imagination"; "This play stimulates"
- 3. stimulate, excite, stir, sensitize, sensitise
- usage: stir feelings in; "stimulate my appetite"; "excite the audience"; "stir emotions"
- 4. agitate, rouse, turn on, charge, commove, excite, charge up, disturb, upset, trouble
- usage: cause to be agitated, excited, or roused; "The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks"
- 5. arouse, sex, excite, turn on, wind up, stimulate, shake, shake up, excite, stir
- usage: stimulate sexually; "This movie usually arouses the male audience"
- 6. stimulate, shake, shake up, excite, stir, arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke
- usage: stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of; "These stories shook the community"; "the civil war shook the country"
- 7. excite, energize, energise, change, alter, modify
- usage: raise to a higher energy level; "excite the atoms"
- 8. excite, change, alter, modify
- usage: produce a magnetic field in; "excite the neurons"
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- 1. aroused, emotional, excited, worked up, agitated (vs. unagitated)
- usage: (of persons) excessively affected by emotion; "he would become emotional over nothing at all"; "she was worked up about all the noise"
- 2. excited (vs. unexcited), aflutter, nervous, agog, crazy, fevered, intoxicated, drunk, overexcited, stimulated, stirred, stirred up, aroused, teased, titillated, thrilled, thrillful, agitated
- usage: in an aroused state
- 3. delirious, excited, frantic, mad, unrestrained, wild (vs. tame)
- usage: marked by uncontrolled excitement or emotion; "a crowd of delirious baseball fans"; "something frantic in their gaiety"; "a mad whirl of pleasure"
- 4. activated, excited, reactive (vs. unreactive)
- usage: (of e.g. a molecule) made reactive or more reactive
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