To call to activity in any way; to rouse to feeling; to kindle to passionate emotion; to stir up to combined or general activity; as, to excite a person, the spirits, the passions; to excite a mutiny or insurrection; to excite heat by friction.
arouse or elicit a feeling
act as a stimulant; "The book stimulated her imagination"; "This play stimulates"
stir feelings in; "stimulate my appetite"; "excite the audience"; "stir emotions"
cause to be agitated, excited, or roused; "The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks"
stimulate sexually; "This movie usually arouses the male audience"
stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of; "These stories shook the community"; "the civil war shook the country"