MEANING: verb tr.: 1. To make someone enthusiastic.
2. To express something with enthusiasm.
verb intr.: To display enthusiasm.

ETYMOLOGY: back-formation from enthusiasm, from Latin enthusiasmus (inspiration), from Greek enthousiasmos, from enthousiazein (to be inspired by a god), from theos (god). Earliest documented use: 1827.

ANTHUSE - to sing The Star-Spangled Banner with fervor

ENT HUSH - a silence among the tree creatures of Middle Earth

ENTHOUSE - to increase by three orders of magnitude