enthuse

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v enthuse utter with enthusiasm
    • v enthuse cause to feel enthusiasm
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t. & i Enthuse To make or become enthusiastic.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • enthuse To make enthusiastic; move with enthusiasm: as, he quite enthused his hearers.
    • enthuse To become enthusiastic; show enthusiasm: as, he is slow to enthuse.
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Usage

In literature:

He began to enthuse a little over it inwardly.
"Stubble" by George Looms
And when Chunk really enthuses it's got to be a mighty cold proposition that don't thaw some.
"Odd Numbers" by Sewell Ford
Neither his father nor mother enthused, and I heard no more from the subject for many days.
"Child and Country" by Will Levington Comfort
Well, Whitfield and Tirzah Ann come in pretty soon and she wuz all enthused with the place.
"Samantha at Coney Island" by Marietta Holley
We have learned at last that this people don't enthuse.
"The American Missionary -- Volume 38, No. 01, January, 1884" by Various
Hadn't you better go and enthuse a little to-night?
"A Breath of Prairie and other stories" by Will Lillibridge
Sing did not seem to enthuse.
"The Spoilers of the Valley" by Robert Watson
But as he saw how eager I was to feel his view and become enthused, by degrees he humanized it all.
"The Harbor" by Ernest Poole
I know Dad wouldn't enthuse over slippers.
"The Merriweather Girls and the Mystery of the Queen's Fan" by Lizette M. Edholm
Captain Clarke got him all enthused; the Captain promised to write, too.
"Chicken Little Jane on the Big John" by Lily Munsell Ritchie
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In poetry:

Sending a thrill that hurries me along
In faulty similes of childish skips,
Enthused with lithe contortions of a song
Performing on my lips.
"A Country Pathway" by James Whitcomb Riley

In news:

Enthuses the Economist magazine, whose recent cover featured the iconic figure of World War II's Rosie the Riveter.
The Texas Congressman says speaking before more than 5-thousand young backers gets him enthused, despite poor primary showings in southern states Tuesday.
Re-energized, the staff seems genuinely enthused, even when no one's looking.
"Why are you not enthused".
Npower Enthuse day comes to Didcot.
Enthused Supporters and Vocal Protesters Jockey to Get Near the President's Motorcade.
After all, if a writer can't be bothered to become enthused about his subject, why should readers.
The delegates left here happy and enthused, believing that the divisive nomination fight was finally behind them.
There's a sizzling moment of connection toward the end of Richard Nelson's new play, Franny's Way, when Frances, a 17-year-old visiting her cousin in New York, enthuses over Franny and Zooey with her cousin's husband, Phil.
Last night saw an incredibly enthused, sold out, crowd venture out on a Monday to support Louisville 'first timers', Alabama Shakes.
"I would award her a gold medal if I could," enthuses "Grown Ups 2" exec producer Barry Bernardi.
Anyone who travels such a circuit can not help but finish enthused, and enthused about the future of motorcycling.
Dave Taylor has been enthused about gadgets since the first Walkman appeared from Sony oh so many years ago.
"Definitely Katy Perry still," Rihanna enthused.
I couldn't be less enthused about "Jonah Hex ," the Wild West graphic novel adaptation starring Josh Brolin as the titular gunslinger and Megan Fox as herself.
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In science:

We also highlight the most important recent developments, based on a limited number of selected references to their work, which will enthuse the reader with this remarkable sub ject in astrophysics.
Two Decades of Hypergiant Research
Would that all science could enthuse the public as well! And, just for the record, the BOINC site applauds one volunteer, Vince Berk, who is contributing “74 billion [US 109 ] floating-point operations per second.” Bravo.
Astrophysics in 2006
As Roger–Maurice Bonnet enthused during the presentation: “As team leaders, our medalists were responsible for the largest computing task in the history of astronomy.
Hipparcos: a Retrospective
So enthused I am with the prospects and promises of focused transient searches with assured follow-up that, along with my colleagues, I am now proposing a second generation of PTF.
Cosmic Explosions (Optical Transients)
Some react skeptically: if we don’t understand it it must be spurious; others become enthused, and sometimes too uncritical.
The APEX/EPOS Quandary: the Way Out via Low Energy Studies
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