energize vs excite what difference

what is difference between energize and excite

English

Alternative forms

  • energise (Commonwealth English)

Verb

energize (third-person singular simple present energizes, present participle energizing, simple past and past participle energized)

  1. (transitive) To invigorate; to make energetic.
  2. (transitive) To supply with energy, especially electricity; to turn on power to (something).
    Whenever we energize that circuit we blow a fuse.
  3. (intransitive, obsolete) To use strength in action; to act or operate with force or vigor; to act in producing an effect.
    • J. C. Shairp
      Of all men it is true that they feel and energize first, they reflect and judge afterwards.

Translations

Anagrams

  • greenize

Portuguese

Verb

energize

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of energizar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of energizar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of energizar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of energizar


English

Etymology

From Middle English exciten, from Old French exciter, from Latin excitare (call out, call forth, arouse, wake up, stimulate), frequentative of exciere (call out, arouse excite), from ex (out) + ciere (call, summon). See cite and compare to accite, concite, incite.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɪkˈsaɪt/
  • Rhymes: -aɪt
  • Hyphenation: ex‧cite

Verb

excite (third-person singular simple present excites, present participle exciting, simple past and past participle excited)

  1. (transitive) To stir the emotions of.
  2. (transitive) To arouse or bring out (e.g. feelings); to stimulate.
  3. (transitive, physics) To cause an electron to move to a higher than normal state; to promote an electron to an outer level.
  4. To energize (an electromagnet); to produce a magnetic field in.

Antonyms

  • relax, calm

Related terms

  • excitement
  • excitation

Translations

Further reading

  • excite in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • excite in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

French

Verb

excite

  1. first-person singular present indicative of exciter
  2. third-person singular present indicative of exciter
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of exciter
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of exciter
  5. second-person singular imperative of exciter

Latin

Verb

excīte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of exciō

Portuguese

Verb

excite

  1. First-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of excitar
  2. Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) present subjunctive of excitar
  3. Third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of excitar
  4. Third-person singular (você) negative imperative of excitar

Romanian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [eksˈt͡ʃite]

Verb

excite

  1. third-person singular present subjunctive of excita
  2. third-person plural present subjunctive of excita

Spanish

Verb

excite

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of excitar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of excitar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of excitar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of excitar.

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