A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to intrigue)
a. to arouse
La tapa y el título del libro excitaron mi interés y decidí leerlo.The book cover and the title aroused my interest so I decided to read it.
b. to excite
La matemática no es un área que excita mi curiosidad.Mathematics is not a subject that excites my curiosity.
c. to stimulate
El olor a carne asada a la parrilla me excitó el apetito.The smell of meat cooking on the grill stimulated my appetite.
d. to rouse
El político excitó a la multitud con su retórica emotiva.The politician roused the crowd with this moving rhetoric.
2. (to overexcite)
a. to make hyper
Beber tantas bebidas energizantes te excitará.Drinking so many energy drinks will make you hyper.
3. (to make agitated)
a. to get excited
Todavía es un cachorro y ver gente nueva lo excita.He's still a puppy and seeing new people gets him excited.
b. to get worked up
Las malas noticias excitaron a Cristóbal y casi volteó una mesa tirándola.The bad news got Cristobal worked up and he nearly flipped over a table.
c. to rouse
El retraso del vuelo excitó la furia de los pasajeros.The flight delay roused the fury of the passengers.
4. (to stimulate sexually)
a. to arouse
Mi novio comenzó a besarme y tocarme para excitarme.My boyfriend began kissing and touching me to arouse me.
b. to excite
La escena erótica de la película me excitó.The erotic scene of the movie excited me.
5. (biology)
a. to excite
El estímulo excitó a las células sensoriales.The stimulus excited the sensory cells.
b. to stimulate
El glutamato excita a las células nerviosas.Glutamate stimulates the neurocytes.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
6. (to become agitated)
a. to get worked up
Me excité y no podía quedarme quieto en la silla. Estaba muy nervioso.I got worked up and I couldn't keep still in my seat. I was very nervous.
7. (to get thrilled)
a. to get excited
Me excité muchísimo cuando mi amiga de Japón me dijo que vendría a visitarme pronto.I got really excited when my friend from Japan told me she'd be visiting me soon.
8. (to get sexually stimulated)
a. to get aroused
Muchos clientes se excitan cuando reciben un masaje.Many customers get aroused when they receive a massage.
b. to get excited
Leí los primeros dos capítulos de la novela erótica y me excité.I read the first two chapters of the erotic novel and I got excited.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (inquietar)
a. to upset, to agitate
2. (estimular; sentidos)
a. to stimulate
3. (apetito)
a. to whet
4. (curiosidad, interés)
a. to excite
5. (sexualmente)
a. to arouse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
6. (alterarse)
a. to get worked up o excited
7. (sexualmente)
a. to become aroused
transitive verb
1 (intranquilizar) to get worked up; get excited
no veas el partido porque te excita mucho don't watch the game, it'll get you worked up o excited; el café me excita coffee makes me hyper (familiar)
2 (entusiasmar) to make excited
la buena noticia lo excitó tanto que ya no pudo dormir the good news made him so excited he couldn't get to sleep
3 (provocar) [+curiosidad] to arouse; excite; [+sentimiento] to arouse; provoke; [+apetito] to stimulate
4 (sexualmente) to arouse; excite
5 (Biología) (Electricidad y Eléctronica) (Física) to excite
6 (incitar) to rouse; incite
excitar al pueblo a la rebelión to rouse the populace to rebellion
pronominal verb
1 (intranquilizarse) to get worked up
no te excites por esa tontería don't get worked up about such nonsense
2 (entusiasmarse) to get excited
se excitó mucho cuando su equipo marcó el gol she got very excited when her team scored
3 (sexualmente) to get aroused; get excited
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