动词过去式:excited 过去分词:excited 现在分词:exciting 第三人称单数:excites
cite＝to call（呼叫），to urge（驱策）
1 [Tn esp passive 尤用于被动语态, Tn.pr] cause strong feelings of eagerness, happiness, nervousness, etc in (a person or an animal) 使（人或动物）兴奋, 激动
*The children were very excited by the pantomime. 孩子们看了童话剧非常兴奋.
* Don't excite yourself, ie Keep calm. 不要激动.
2 [Tn, Tn.pr, Cn.t] ~ sb (to sth) (fml 文) cause or bring about (sth) by arousing strong feelings in sb 刺激; 激起; 煽动; 鼓动
*excite a riot 煽动暴乱
* Agitators were exciting the people to rebel/to rebellion against their rulers. 煽动者鼓动人民造反以反抗统治者.
3 [Tn, Tn.pr]
(a) ~ sth (in sb)arouse (an emotion) in sb; cause (a response or reaction) in sb 激发某人的（情感）; 引起某人的（回应或反应）
*excite public suspicion 引起大众怀疑
* The recent discoveries have excited great interest among doctors. 最近的多项发现引起医生们的极大兴趣.
* excite envy, admiration, greed, etc (in sb) 引起（某人）羡慕、爱慕、贪念等.
(b) arouse (sexual desire) 激发（性欲）
*Some people are sexually excited by pornographic magazines. 有的人看到色情杂志能激发起性欲.
4 [Tn] (fml 文) cause (part of the body) to be active 刺激（身体某部分）
*drugs that excite the nervous system 刺激神经系统的药物.
1300-1400; Language: French;Origin:
exciter, from Latin
excitare, from citare 'to set in movement'
] [not in progressive]
to make someone feel happy, interested, or eager His playing is technically brilliant, but it doesn't excite me.formal
to cause a particular feeling or reaction
= arouseexcite interest/curiosity/sympathy etc The court case has excited a lot of public interest. He tried not to do anything to excite the suspicion of the police.excite comment/speculation/a reaction The book excited very little comment on this side of the Atlantic.
to make someone feel sexual desire
to make an organ, nerve etc in your body react or increase its activity
1. Rays from the sun excite and energize the atmosphere of the earth, awakening it to flow, to movement, to rhythm, to life. 太阳光刺激了地球的大气层，并给予它能量；阳光使空气开始流动，产生节奏，获得生命。