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Language tip of the week: to make someone excited

Learn English with Macmillan DictionaryIn this weekly post, we bring more useful content from the Macmillan Dictionary to English language learners. In this series of language tips to accompany the Real Vocabulary theme we look at how you can expand your vocabulary in English by using different words and expressions instead of core vocabulary items.

This set of language tips will explore different ways to talk about emotions. This week’s tip looks at verbs and phrases that mean to make someone feel excited:



excite someone to make someone feel happy and enthusiastic about something that is going to happen:
The prospect of working in Australia really excites me.
get someone excited:
I want to get people excited about the program.
have someone on the edge of their seat to make someone very excited and interested in something because they want to know what happens next:
This film will have you on the edge of your seat I promise.

enthuse to make someone interested in something or excited by it:
We try to enthuse pupils and give them a burning desire to know more. ♦ I don’t recall being overly enthused by the city.

Did you know that Macmillan Dictionary includes a full thesaurus? This page lists more ways to say ‘make someone feel excited‘.

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