What is the meaning of the word excite?

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Verb
  1. (transitive) To stir the emotions of.
  2. (transitive) To arouse or bring out (e.g. feelings); to stimulate.
  3. (physics) To cause an electron to move to a higher than normal state; to promote an electron to an outer level.
  4. To energize (an electromagnet); to produce a magnetic field in.
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This derogation from representation is balanced against the need for independence from the passing passions that can excite legislators.
It is the possible visits of Duke Wharton, and a few of his Anacreontic associates, that excite my apprehension.
It was easy to dissimulate and disperse these modest purchases in such a way as not to excite the cupidity of any passing patrols.
We had no conversable acquaintances, no books to fall back upon, nothing to excite any particular interest.
Its head is probably too thickly coated with chitin to excite their discharge.
In angostura, Piar was found guilty, by a court-martial, of an attempt to excite a war of colour.

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