American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To cause to feel happily refreshed and energetic; elate: We were exhilarated by the cool, pine-scented air.
- v. To invigorate; stimulate: bold designs that exhilarate the viewer's imagination.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make cheerful, lively, or merry; render glad or joyous; cheer; enliven; gladden.
- Synonyms To animate, inspirit, elate.
- To become cheerful or joyous.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To make merry or jolly; to enliven; to animate; to gladden greatly; to cheer
- v. rare To become joyous.
- v. fill with sublime emotion
- From Latin exhilarare ("to gladden, make merry, delight"), from ex ("from") + hilarare ("to cheer up, gladden"), from hilaris ("glad"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin exhilarāre, exhilarāt- : ex-, intensive pref.; see ex- + hilarāre, to make cheerful (from hilaris, hilarus, cheerful, from Greek hilaros). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The west's threats must exhilarate the young bloods of the Revolutionary Guard and depress the opposition.”
“They also still exhilarate him: Of course you get scared.”
“Lead actor Andreas Lust (also seen in "Revanche," another chilly Austrian drama in which the moral calculus tallies up a psychological cliffhanger) portrays a kind of instinctual animal — or ascetic sociopath, take your pick — whose disciplined urges exhilarate, then implode.”
“Its current show, Kooza, now playing at Randall's Island Park, continues to exhilarate.”
“At first these photos seemed to exhilarate her, but soon she grew to hate the Vineland pictures, because she felt that the shots were “out of control.””
“The dramatic, satisfying climax and deftly handled resolution of the many plot threads will convince and exhilarate readers.”
“This was not an observation to exhilarate her spirits.”
“What cookery, masking, mirth to exhilarate his person?”
“As soon as Euryalus departed from Senes, Lucretia, his paramour, never looked up, no jests could exhilarate her sad mind, no joys comfort her wounded and distressed soul, but a little after she fell sick and died.”
“One of the Roman emperors had a seed, which he did ordinarily eat to exhilarate himself.”
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