Enthuse meaning

ĕn-tho͝oz
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.

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To cause to become enthusiastic.
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To show or express enthusiasm.
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To express enthusiasm.
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To make enthusiastic.
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(intransitive) To show enthusiasm.
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(proscribed) To cause (someone) to feel enthusiasm or to be enthusiastic.

The novelty of the film enthused the audience.

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To say or utter with enthusiasm.
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Origin of enthuse

  • Back-formation from enthusiasm

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

  • 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