from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To cause to become enthusiastic.
- intransitive v. To show or express enthusiasm: "Princess Anne . . . enthused over Sarah Ferguson—'a very, very nice girl'” ( Georgina Howell).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. to show enthusiasm
- v. to cause (someone) to feel enthusiasm or to be enthusiastic
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- v. To make or become enthusiastic.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make enthusiastic; move with enthusiasm: as, he quite enthused his hearers.
- To become enthusiastic; show enthusiasm: as, he is slow to enthuse.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. utter with enthusiasm
- v. cause to feel enthusiasm
Back-formation from enthusiasm.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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") (Wiktionary)