英 [ɪk'saɪt; ek-]
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1、ex- "out" + cit- "move, stir, call, rouse" + -e.
2、字面含义：make motion(激发、刺激而使其活动), stir up, call out.
ex-, 向外。-cit, 呼喊，移动，词源同cite, cinema. 后用于心理学，指唤醒，兴奋。
- excite:  The use of the word excite to convey ‘agitated elation’ is a comparatively recent development, first recorded from the mid 19th century. Before that it was a fairly neutral verb, meaning ‘produce a response, provoke’ (as in the rather formal ‘excite much comment’). It comes, perhaps via Old French exciter, from Latin excitāre ‘call forth, arouse, produce’. This was a variant of exciēre, a compound verb formed from the prefix ex- ‘out’ and ciēre ‘move, call’ (source also of English cite, incite, recite, and solicit).
=> cite, incite, recite, solicit
- excite (v.)
- mid-14c., "to move, stir up, instigate," from Old French esciter (12c.) or directly from Latin excitare "rouse, call out, summon forth, produce," frequentative of exciere "call forth, instigate," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + ciere "set in motion, call" (see cite). Of feelings, from late 14c. Of bodily organs or tissues, from 1831. Main modern sense of "emotionally agitate" is first attested 1821.
- 1. Reports of the plot of this unusual film tend to excite revulsion.
- 2. Daniel's early exposure to motor racing did not excite his interest.
- 3. The speaker has been warned to excite violence in the crowd.
- 4. Yahoo was the exception, but Excite, Infoseek, HotBot and Lycos began as search engines.
- Yahoo是个例外, 但是Excite, Infoseek, HotBot和 Lycos都开始转型成为了搜索引擎.
- 5. The amount of nicotine in these nicotine substitutes can be enough to excite the heart.
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