Another word for excite
To stir one mentally
stimulate, inflame, arouse, anger, delight, exhilarate, move, pique, infuriate, madden, stir, stir up, fire, fire up, fire the blood, stir the blood, give one a turn, convulse, electrify, galvanize, work up, goad, tease, worry, provoke, incite, agitate, astound, amaze, fluster, annoy, jar, jolt, chill, thrill, awaken, inspire, enliven, feed the fire, fan the flames, set on fire, light up, carry away, arouse one's enthusiasm, warm, irritate, bother, key up*, turn on*, get going*, work up into a lather*.
irritate, charge, energize, stimulate, intensify, dilate, bring out, bring about, stir up, animate, move, start, induce, precipitate, trigger, instigate, convulse, elicit, kindle, enkindle, foment, attract, fire, fuse, accelerate, impel, touch off a response. See syn. study at provoke.provoke.