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Definition of "enthuse" [en•thuse]

  • To cause to become enthusiastic. (verb-transitive)
  • To show or express enthusiasm: "Princess Anne . . . enthused over Sarah Ferguson—'a very, very nice girl'” ( Georgina Howell). (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "enthuse" in a sentence
  • "Other back-formations, such as enthuse and liaise, inhabit a grey area of acceptability."
  • "Palin was a forced choice, a bone thrown to the Fundies - who has helped McCain "enthuse" the Bible Belt, but few outside it."
  • "I choose this word "enthuse" carefully, because in its derivation from the Greek enthusiasm means, literally, "having the god within"."