Enthuse Definition

enthused, enthuses, enthusing
To make enthusiastic.
Webster's New World
To say or utter with enthusiasm.
American Heritage
To express enthusiasm.
Webster's New World
To enthuse is defined as to cause someone to feel energized or excited, or to share your excitement or approval.
When you cheer and rile up a crowd, getting them excited, this is an example of when you enthuse the crowd.
When you go on and on about how excited you are about an upcoming movie, this is an example of when you enthuse.

Origin of Enthuse

  • First attested from 1827. Back-formation from enthusiasm, from Ancient Greek ἔνθεος (entheos, “possessed by a god”), from ἐν (en, “in”) + θεός (theos, “god”)

    From Wiktionary

  • Back-formation from enthusiasm

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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