A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to thrill)
a. entusiasmar
The prospect of traveling to Fiji had really excited us until we heard about the hurricane.La posibilidad de viajar a Fiji nos había entusiasmado muchísimo hasta que nos enteramos del huracán.
b. emocionar
Nothing excites them like watching a soccer game.Nada los emociona más que ver un partido de fútbol.
2. (to sexually arouse)
a. excitar
My girlfriend tried to excite me with a feather last night, but it just tickled more than anything.Mi novia intentó excitarme con una pluma anoche, pero más que nada me dio cosquillas.
3. (to incite)
a. despertar
The new restaurant in the neighborhood excited my interest, but it turns out it's not that great.El nuevo restaurante del barrio despertó mi interés, pero resulta que no es para tanto.
b. provocar
It always excited jealousy in her to see her boyfriend getting along with his boss so well.Siempre le provocó celos ver a su novio llevarse tan bien con su jefa.
c. suscitar
This pianist has excited a lot of enthusiasm in the world of jazz.Este pianista ha suscitado mucho entusiasmo en el mundo del jazz.
4. (to disturb)
a. agitar
Let your father rest and try not to excite him during recovery.Deje descansar a su padre y trate de no agitarlo durante su recuperación.
5. (physics)
a. excitar
Applying heat to the solution excites the molecules.Aplicar calor a la solución excita las moléculas.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (person)
a. entusiasmar, emocionar
2. (feeling, passion)
a. excitar, estimular
3. (envy, interest)
a. suscitar
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excite [ɪkˈsaɪt]
transitive verb
1 (make excited) entusiasmar
what excites me about the idea is ... lo que me entusiasma or me parece excitante de la idea es ...; don't excite yourself, Grandpa no te excites or agites, abuelo
I only take on work that excites me, even if it means turning down lots of money the prospect of living in Italy for a year excited her the director was excited by the script
2 (arouse) [+curiosity, admiration, envy] provocar; suscitar; [+enthusiasm, interest] despertar; suscitar; [+anger, passion] provocar; [+imagination] estimular; [+desire] incitar; despertar
to excite enthusiasm/interest in sb the issue has excited a great deal of debate
3 (sexually) excitar
4 (Fís) [+atom, particle] excitar
5 (Med) [+nerve, heart] excitar
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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