what is difference between excite and stimulate
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.
- IPA(key): /ɪkˈsaɪt/
- Rhymes: -aɪt
- Hyphenation: ex‧cite
excite (third-person singular simple present excites, present participle exciting, simple past and past participle excited)
- (transitive) To stir the emotions of.
- (transitive) To arouse or bring out (e.g. feelings); to stimulate.
- (transitive, physics) To cause an electron to move to a higher than normal state; to promote an electron to an outer level.
- To energize (an electromagnet); to produce a magnetic field in.
- relax, calm
- excite in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- excite in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
- first-person singular present indicative of exciter
- third-person singular present indicative of exciter
- first-person singular present subjunctive of exciter
- third-person singular present subjunctive of exciter
- second-person singular imperative of exciter
- second-person plural present active imperative of exciō
- First-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of excitar
- Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) present subjunctive of excitar
- Third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of excitar
- Third-person singular (você) negative imperative of excitar
- IPA(key): [eksˈt͡ʃite]
- third-person singular present subjunctive of excita
- third-person plural present subjunctive of excita
- Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of excitar.
- First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of excitar.
- Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of excitar.
- Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of excitar.
Borrowed from Latin stimulātus, perfect passive participle of stimulō (“goad on”), from Latin stimulus (“goad”).
- IPA(key): /ˈstɪmjʊleɪt/
stimulate (third-person singular simple present stimulates, present participle stimulating, simple past and past participle stimulated)
- To encourage into action.
- To arouse an organism to functional activity.
- (encourage): encourage, induce, incite, provoke; see also Thesaurus:incite
- (arouse): animate, arouse, energize, energise, excite, perk up; see also Thesaurus:enliven
- (arouse): de-energize, sedate, stifle
- multiseat, mutilates, ultimates
- present adverbial passive participle of stimuli
- second-person plural present active imperative of stimulō