exhilarate

  • 1 Exhilarate — Ex*hil a*rate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Exhilarated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Exilarating}.] [L. exhilaratus, p. p. of exhilarare to gladden; ex out + hilarare to make merry, hilaris merry, cheerful. See {Hilarious}.] To make merry or jolly; to enliven; to… …

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  • 2 Exhilarate — Ex*hil a*rate, v. i. To become joyous. [R.] Bacon. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3 exhilarate — index spirit Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 4 exhilarate — 1530s, from L. exhilaratus cheerful, merry, pp. of exhilarare gladden, cheer, from ex thoroughly (see EX (Cf. ex )) + hilarare make cheerful, from hilarus cheerful (see HILARITY (Cf. hilarity)). Related …

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  • 5 exhilarate — [v] make very happy animate, boost, buoy, cheer, commove, delight, elate, enliven, exalt, excite, gladden, inspire, inspirit, invigorate, juice*, lift, pep up*, perk up*, pick up, put zip into*, quicken, rejoice, send, snap up*, stimulate, thrill …

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  • 6 exhilarate — ► VERB ▪ cause to feel very happy or animated. DERIVATIVES exhilaratingly adverb exhilaration noun. ORIGIN Latin exhilarare make cheerful …

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  • 7 exhilarate — [eg zil′ə rāt΄, igzil′ə rāt΄] vt. exhilarated, exhilarating [< L exhilaratus, pp. of exhilarare, to gladden < ex , intens. + hilarare, to gladden < hilaris, glad: see HILARIOUS] 1. to make cheerful, merry, or lively 2. to invigorate or… …

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  • 8 exhilarate — UK [ɪɡˈzɪləreɪt] / US [ɪɡˈzɪləˌreɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms exhilarate : present tense I/you/we/they exhilarate he/she/it exhilarates present participle exhilarating past tense exhilarated past participle exhilarated to make someone feel… …

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  • 9 exhilarate — verb a) To make happy, cheer up. Many such tricks are ordinarily put in practice by great men, to exhilarate themselves and others, all which are harmless jests, and have their good uses. b) To be refreshingly thrilled. See Also: exhilaration …

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  • 10 exhilarate — transitive verb ( rated; rating) Etymology: Latin exhilaratus, past participle of exhilarare, from ex + hilarare to gladden, from hilarus cheerful more at hilarious Date: 1540 1. to make cheerful and excited ; enliven, elate < was exhilarated by… …

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  • 11 exhilarate — exhilaratingly, adv. exhilarator, n. /ig zil euh rayt /, v.t., exhilarated, exhilarating. 1. to enliven; invigorate; stimulate: The cold weather exhilarated the walkers. 2. to make cheerful or merry. [1530 40; < L exhilaratus ptp. of exhilarare… …

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  • 12 exhilarate — Synonyms and related words: amuse, animate, arouse, beguile, boost, brace, brace up, brighten, brisk, brisken, buck up, buoy, buoy up, cheer, chirk up, convulse, delight, divert, dynamize, electrify, embue, encourage, energize, enliven, entertain …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 13 exhilarate — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. elate, exalt, inspirit; enliven, animate, cheer, make merry, invigorate, gladden. See cheerfulness. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. stimulate, enliven, invigorate, brace, elate, cheer, gladden, refresh,… …

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  • 14 exhilarate — ex|hil|a|rate [ıgˈzıləreıt] v [T] to make someone feel very excited and happy …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 exhilarate — ex|hil|a|rate [ ıg zılə,reıt ] verb transitive to make someone feel extremely happy, excited, and full of energy: The sense of danger exhilarated him. ╾ ex|hil|a|ra|tion [ ıg,zılə reıʃn ] noun uncount …

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  • 16 exhilarate — ex·hil·a·rate || ɪg zɪlÉ™reɪt v. cheer up, make lively or happy, excite …

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  • 17 exhilarate — [ɪg zɪləreɪt, ɛg ] verb [often as adjective exhilarated or exhilarating] make very happy or animated. Derivatives exhilaratingly adverb exhilaration noun Origin C16: from L. exhilarat , exhilarare make cheerful , from ex + hilaris …

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  • 18 exhilarate — v. a. Cheer, enliven, inspirit, inspire, animate, stimulate, elate, gladden, make merry, make glad or joyous …

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  • 19 exhilarate — verb (T) to make someone feel very excited and happy exhilaration noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 exhilarate — verb the fireworks display exhilarated us Syn: thrill, excite, intoxicate, elate, delight, enliven, animate, invigorate, energize, vitalize, stimulate; informal give someone a thrill, give someone a buzz, give someone a charge …

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