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excite (something) in (someone)

To stimulate a particular feeling in someone. I'm afraid of flying, so learning that my new job requires me to travel by plane excited terror in me.
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excite about (something)

1. To cause one to feel energized and lively. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "excite" and "about." Despite my best efforts, I still haven't been able to excite my students about trigonometry.
2. To feel energized and lively. I'm so excited about my new job—it's really the kind of work I've been wanting to do all my life.
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more than a little exˈcited, ˈshocked, etc.

quite or very excited, shocked, etc: Peter was more than a little disappointed not to be chosen for the team.I was more than a little surprised to see it still there two days later.
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