Definitions for arouseəˈraʊz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

a•rouseəˈraʊz(v.)a•roused, a•rous•ing.

  1. (v.t.)to stir to action or strong response; excite:

    to arouse a crowd; to arouse suspicion.

  2. to stimulate sexually.

  3. to awaken; wake up.

  4. (v.i.)to become awake or aroused.

Origin of arouse:

1585–95; a -3+rouse1, on the model of arise

a•rous′er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke(verb)

    call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)

    "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"

  2. wake up, awake, arouse, awaken, wake, come alive, waken(verb)

    stop sleeping

    "She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock"

  3. 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"

  4. 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"

  5. 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."

  6. arouse, stir(verb)

    to begin moving, "As the thunder started the sleeping children began to stir"

  7. arouse, sex, excite, turn on, wind up(verb)

    stimulate sexually

    "This movie usually arouses the male audience"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. arouse(verb)əˈraʊz

    to stimulate feelings or thoughts

    to arouse interest/suspicion/sympathy

  2. arouseəˈraʊz

    to make sb sexually excited

    His words aroused her.

Wiktionary

  1. arouse(Verb)

    To stimulate feelings.

    The new building proposals in the village are arousing unneeded discomfort.

  2. arouse(Verb)

    To sexually stimulate

    I can't keep my eyes off the dancer, she arouses me greatly.

  3. arouse(Verb)

    To wake from sleep or stupor.

    She was snoring and nothing would arouse her.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Arouse(verb)

    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

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'arouse' in Verbs Frequency: #906


Translations for arouse

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

arouse(verb)

to cause or give rise to (something)

His actions aroused my suspicions.

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