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  • 21 Kindle — Kin dle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Kindled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Kindling}.] [Icel. kyndill candle, torch; prob. fr. L. candela; cf. also Icel. kynda to kindle. Cf. {Candle}.] 1. To set on fire; to cause to burn with flame; to ignite; to cause to begin… …

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  • 22 Kindled — Kindle Kin dle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Kindled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Kindling}.] [Icel. kyndill candle, torch; prob. fr. L. candela; cf. also Icel. kynda to kindle. Cf. {Candle}.] 1. To set on fire; to cause to burn with flame; to ignite; to cause to… …

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  • 23 Kindling — Kindle Kin dle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Kindled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Kindling}.] [Icel. kyndill candle, torch; prob. fr. L. candela; cf. also Icel. kynda to kindle. Cf. {Candle}.] 1. To set on fire; to cause to burn with flame; to ignite; to cause to… …

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  • 24 Pique — Pique, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Piqued}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Piquing}.] [F. piquer. See {Pike}.] 1. To wound the pride of; to sting; to nettle; to irritate; to fret; to offend; to excite to anger. [1913 Webster] Pique her, and soothe in turn. Byron.… …

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  • 25 Piqued — Pique Pique, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Piqued}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Piquing}.] [F. piquer. See {Pike}.] 1. To wound the pride of; to sting; to nettle; to irritate; to fret; to offend; to excite to anger. [1913 Webster] Pique her, and soothe in turn.… …

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  • 26 Piquing — Pique Pique, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Piqued}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Piquing}.] [F. piquer. See {Pike}.] 1. To wound the pride of; to sting; to nettle; to irritate; to fret; to offend; to excite to anger. [1913 Webster] Pique her, and soothe in turn.… …

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  • 27 Solicit — So*lic it, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Solicited}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Soliciting}.] [F. sollicier, L. sollicitare, solicitare, atum, fr. sollicitus wholly (i. e., violently) moved; sollus whole + citus, p. p. of ciere to move, excite. See {Solemn}, {Cite} …

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  • 28 Solicited — Solicit So*lic it, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Solicited}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Soliciting}.] [F. sollicier, L. sollicitare, solicitare, atum, fr. sollicitus wholly (i. e., violently) moved; sollus whole + citus, p. p. of ciere to move, excite. See {Solemn} …

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  • 29 Soliciting — Solicit So*lic it, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Solicited}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Soliciting}.] [F. sollicier, L. sollicitare, solicitare, atum, fr. sollicitus wholly (i. e., violently) moved; sollus whole + citus, p. p. of ciere to move, excite. See {Solemn} …

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  • 30 irritate — verb ( tated; tating) Etymology: Latin irritatus, past participle of irritare Date: 1598 transitive verb 1. to provoke impatience, anger, or displeasure in ; annoy 2. to induce irritability in or of intransitive verb to cause or induce… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 31 activate — I verb accelerate, actuate, animate, boost, drive, empower, energize, enliven, excite, excite to action, impel, initiate, intensify, launch, maintain, motivate, originate, prompt, quicken, step up, stimulate, stir, urge II index empower, launch… …

    Law dictionary

  • 32 Exciting — Ex*cit ing, a. Calling or rousing into action; producing excitement; as, exciting events; an exciting story. {Ex*cit ing*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] {Exciting causes} (Med.), those which immediately produce disease, or those which excite the action… …

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  • 33 Exciting causes — Exciting Ex*cit ing, a. Calling or rousing into action; producing excitement; as, exciting events; an exciting story. {Ex*cit ing*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] {Exciting causes} (Med.), those which immediately produce disease, or those which excite… …

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  • 34 Excitingly — Exciting Ex*cit ing, a. Calling or rousing into action; producing excitement; as, exciting events; an exciting story. {Ex*cit ing*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] {Exciting causes} (Med.), those which immediately produce disease, or those which excite… …

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  • 35 affectant — ⇒AFFECTANT, ANTE, part. prés., adj. et subst. I. Part. prés. de affecter. II. Emploi adj. (correspond à affecter2). A. Vx. ,,Qui affecte, qui touche, qui cause de la peine. (LITTRÉ). Récit très affectant (LITTRÉ), histoire affectante (Nouv. Lar.… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 36 energize — I. v. n. 1. Act, be active, be in action or operation, operate. 2. Act with vigor, act forcibly. II. v. a. Give energy to, give force to, excite to action …

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  • 37 arouse — [c]/əˈraʊz / (say uh rowz) verb (aroused, arousing) –verb (t) 1. to excite into action; stir or put in motion; call into being: aroused to action; arousing suspicion. 2. to wake from sleep. 3. to awaken sexual excitement and readiness in. –verb… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 38 ACCLAMATION — n. f. Cris de joie ou d’enthousiasme qu’excite une action ou une personne. à son arrivée, il se fit une acclamation générale. Le sénat romain faisait des acclamations aux nouveaux empereurs. Il fut reçu avec de grandes acclamations, de longues… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 39 energize — I verb activate, agitate, animate, augment, boost, charge, dynamize, elate, electrify, empower, encourage, enliven, excite to action, exhilarate, galvanize, give life to, goad, imbue with life, incite, inflame, inspire, intensify, invigorate,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 40 galvanize — or galvanise galvənʌɪz verb 1》 shock or excite into action. 2》 [often as adjective galvanized] coat (iron or steel) with a protective layer of zinc. Derivatives galvanization noun galvanizer noun Origin C19 (in the sense stimulate by electricity… …

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