Pronunciation: (ik-sīt'),[key] —v.t.,-cit•ed, -cit•ing. 1. to arouse or stir up the emotions or feelings of: to excite a person to anger; actions that excited his father's wrath. 2. to arouse or stir up (emotions or feelings): to excite jealousy or hatred. 3. to cause; awaken: to excite interest or curiosity. 4. to stir to action; provoke or stir up: to excite a dog by baiting him. 5. Physiol.to stimulate: to excite a nerve. 6. Elect.to supply with electricity for producing electric activity or a magnetic field: to excite a dynamo. 7. Physics.to raise (an atom, molecule, etc.) to an excited state.