What does the word excite mean?

Usage examples for excite

  1. Well, but she didn't get killed, so I don't have to excite myself, do I? – The Cricket by Marjorie Cooke
  2. Thou wilt be only an object of ridicule, a thing to excite laughter; thou wilt vainly seek a deserted street to avoid the finger of scorn. – Child of a Century, v3 by Alfred de Musset
  3. Sorry am I that there will be but little in my description calculated to excite their admiration. – Story Hour Readings: Seventh Year by E.C. Hartwell