excite vs stimulate what difference

what is difference between excite and stimulate

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.


English

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin stimulātus, perfect passive participle of stimulō (goad on), from Latin stimulus (goad).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈstɪmjʊleɪt/

Verb

stimulate (third-person singular simple present stimulates, present participle stimulating, simple past and past participle stimulated)

  1. To encourage into action.
  2. To arouse an organism to functional activity.

Synonyms

  • (encourage): encourage, induce, incite, provoke; see also Thesaurus:incite
  • (arouse): animate, arouse, energize, energise, excite, perk up; see also Thesaurus:enliven

Antonyms

  • (arouse): de-energize, sedate, stifle

Derived terms

Related terms

Translations

Anagrams

  • multiseat, mutilates, ultimates

Esperanto

Adverb

stimulate

  1. present adverbial passive participle of stimuli

Latin

Verb

stimulāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of stimulō

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