intoxicate

Alcohol's effect on most people, especially when they drink too much of it, is to intoxicate them. If you're not used to drinking, a glass of Champagne may intoxicate you.

Beer, wine, and hard liquor can all intoxicate those who drink them. It's worth noting that in the fifteenth century, intoxicate meant "to poison." A less poisonous way to intoxicate is to "fill with delight or happiness." A gorgeous summer day might intoxicate you, or winning first prize in poetry contest.

Definitions of intoxicate
  1. verb
    make drunk (with alcoholic drinks)
    synonyms: inebriate, soak
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    types:
    befuddle, fuddle
    make stupid with alcohol
    type of:
    affect
    act physically on; have an effect upon
  2. verb
    have an intoxicating effect on, of a drug
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    type of:
    poison
    administer poison to
  3. verb
    fill with high spirits; fill with optimism
    synonyms: elate, lift up, pick up, uplift
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    Antonyms:
    cast down, deject, demoralise, demoralize, depress, dismay, dispirit, get down
    lower someone's spirits; make downhearted
    types:
    beatify
    make blessedly happy
    puff
    make proud or conceited
    beatify, exalt, exhilarate, inebriate, thrill, tickle pink
    fill with sublime emotion
    type of:
    excite, shake, shake up, stimulate, stir
    stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of
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