Definitions for arouseəˈraʊz
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(v.t.)to stir to action or strong response; excite:
to arouse a crowd; to arouse suspicion.
to stimulate sexually.
to awaken; wake up.
(v.i.)to become awake or aroused.
Origin of arouse:
1585–95; a -3+rouse1, on the model of arise
arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke(verb)
call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
"arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"
wake up, awake, arouse, awaken, wake, come alive, waken(verb)
"She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock"
raise, conjure, conjure up, invoke, evoke, stir, call down, arouse, bring up, put forward, call forth(verb)
summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
"raise the specter of unemployment"; "he conjured wild birds in the air"; "call down the spirits from the mountain"
stimulate, arouse, brace, energize, energise, perk up(verb)
cause to be alert and energetic
"Coffee and tea stimulate me"; "This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate"
awaken, wake, waken, rouse, wake up, arouse(verb)
cause to become awake or conscious
"He was roused by the drunken men in the street"; "Please wake me at 6 AM."
to begin moving, "As the thunder started the sleeping children began to stir"
arouse, sex, excite, turn on, wind up(verb)
"This movie usually arouses the male audience"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to stimulate feelings or thoughts
to arouse interest/suspicion/sympathy
to make sb sexually excited
His words aroused her.
To stimulate feelings.
The new building proposals in the village are arousing unneeded discomfort.
To sexually stimulate
I can't keep my eyes off the dancer, she arouses me greatly.
To wake from sleep or stupor.
She was snoring and nothing would arouse her.
to excite to action from a state of rest; to stir, or put in motion or exertion; to rouse; to excite; as, to arouse one from sleep; to arouse the dormant faculties
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'arouse' in Verbs Frequency: #906
Translations for arouse
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to cause or give rise to (something)
His actions aroused my suspicions.
- provocarPortuguese (BR)
- ξεσηκώνω, διεγείρωGreek
- despertar, provocarSpanish
- برانگیختن؛ تحریک کردنFarsi
- membangkitkan, membangunkanIndonesian
- 눈뜨게 하다Korean
- modināt; rosinātLatvian
- برانگیختن؛ تحریک کردنPersian
- هڅول، تحریک کولPashto
- a stârniRomanian
- 引起Chinese (Trad.)
- збуджувати, викликатиUkrainian
- اٹھانا ، ابھارناUrdu
- 引起Chinese (Simp.)
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