†1. transitive. Apparently: to engender enthusiasm about. Obsolete. rare.
a. transitive. To fill (a person or group) with enthusiasm; to inspire enthusiasm within (a person or group); to make enthusiastic.
b. intransitive. To fill someone with enthusiasm; to make someone enthusiastic.
a. intransitive. To grow enthusiastic; to behave enthusiastically; to display or express enthusiasm. In later use: to express enjoyment, interest, or approval regarding someone or something; to praise or commend someone or something enthusiastically; to gush.In early use often employed disapprovingly; cf. note at enthusiasm n. 4a.
b. transitive. With direct speech as object: to say or write in an enthusiastic manner.
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