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

v make drunk (with alcoholic drinks)

Synonyms:
inebriate, soak
Types:
befuddle, fuddle
make stupid with alcohol
Type of:
affect
act physically on; have an effect upon

v have an intoxicating effect on, of a drug

Type of:
poison
administer poison to

v fill with high spirits; fill with optimism

Synonyms:
elate, lift up, pick up, uplift
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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