excite (something) in (someone)

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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 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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