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excite (one) about (something)

To cause one to feel enthusiastic about something, especially in anticipation of participating in it. 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.
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excite (something) in (one)

To stimulate a particular feeling, interest, etc. in someone. I'm afraid of flying, so learning that my new job requires me to travel by plane excited terror in me. Going to the museum as a kid really excited a love of dinosaurs in me
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

excite someone about something

to stimulate someone about something. I thought our vacation stories would excite her about going, but they did not. She was excited about the trip to Moscow.
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excite something in someone

to arouse something in someone; to arouse someone with something. The horror movie excited a lot of fear in Mike. The smell of jasmine in the warm air excited a romantic streak in me.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Excite@Home has launched Excite Inbox, its new, free web-based e-mail service that enables users to manage all their e-mail, fax and voicemail communications in one place, at http://inbox.excite.com.