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"
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
Origin: [Pref. a- + rouse.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
a-rowz′, v.t. and v.i. same as Rouse.—ns. Arouse, Arous′al (rare).
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'arouse' in Verbs Frequency: #906
The numerical value of arouse in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of arouse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The ineffable joy of forgiving and being forgiven forms an ecstasy that might well arouse the envy of the gods.
He asked me, 'What is the magic bean that would arouse our people to see exactly what was happening to them and how necessary the step of secession is?'.
I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among men the greatest asset I possess. The way to develop the best that is in a man is by appreciation and encouragement.
It's my intention to ensure that he has the whole story, i think it'll really arouse him, and once he understands, I wouldn't be surprised to see him heading out West.
Never awake me when you have good news to announce, because with good news nothing presses but when you have bad news, arouse me immediately, for then there is not an instant to be lost.
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Translations for arouse
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- събуждам, възбуждамBulgarian
- erwecken, entfachen, aufwecken, aufreizen, wachrütteln, erregen, wachmachen, reizen, erzeugen, aus dem Schlaf holen, auslösen, wachkriegen, anregen, hervorrufenGerman
- despertar, excitarSpanish
- بیدار کردنPersian
- herättää, kiihottaaFinnish
- exciter, émoustillerFrench
- beothaichScottish Gaelic
- eccitare, svegliare, risvegliare, provocare, arrapareItalian
- opwinden, opwekkenDutch
- obudzić, budzićPolish
- incitar, provocar, despertar, excitarPortuguese
- возбужда́ть, возбуди́тьRussian
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