What does arouse mean?

Definitions for arouse
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provokeverb

    call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)

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

  2. wake up, awake, arouse, awaken, wake, come alive, wakenverb

    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 forthverb

    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 upverb

    cause to be alert and energetic

    "Coffee and tea stimulate me"; "This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate"

  5. awaken, wake, waken, rouse, wake up, arouseverb

    cause to become awake or conscious

    "He was roused by the drunken men in the street"; "Please wake me at 6 AM."

  6. arouse, stirverb

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

  7. arouse, sex, excite, turn on, wind upverb

    stimulate sexually

    "This movie usually arouses the male audience"

Wiktionary

  1. arouseverb

    To stimulate feelings.

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

  2. arouseverb

    To sexually stimulate

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

  3. arouseverb

    To wake from sleep or stupor.

    She was snoring and nothing would arouse her.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Arouseverb

    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

    Etymology: [Pref. a- + rouse.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Arouse

    a-rowz′, v.t. and v.i. same as Rouse.—ns. Arouse, Arous′al (rare).

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  1. Verbs Frequency

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of arouse in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of arouse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of arouse in a Sentence

  1. Charles Schwab:

    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.

  2. Peter Lofgren:

    It is colossally difficult to compete properly with a company that is determined to neither pay taxes or fees, the rogue companies are not stupid. They put themselves low, but not so low as to arouse too much suspicion. It also means that their margins are incredible ... These dark forces are incredibly innovative.

  3. Martin Luther King Jr.:

    I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law.

  4. Jessica Chambers:

    I mean now, in hindsight, I'm like, he was trying to arouse me while talking to me -- under the guise of education, i'm thinking to Jessica Chambers, this is enough -- I want his hands off of me. ... And it went on for -- it seemed like an extended period of time.

  5. Bertrand Russell:

    These men - ..., the politicians, ... - use their position, their knowledge, and their power of disseminating misinformation to arouse and stimulate the latent instinct for bloodshed. When they have succeeded, they say they are reluctantly forced to war by the pressure of public opinion.

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Translations for arouse

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  • أثارArabic
  • 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
  • spreagIrish
  • beothaichScottish Gaelic
  • जगानाHindi
  • eccitare, svegliare, risvegliare, provocare, arrapareItalian
  • לעוררHebrew
  • 자극하다Korean
  • whakahiwaMāori
  • opwinden, opwekkenDutch
  • obudzić, budzićPolish
  • incitar, provocar, despertar, excitarPortuguese
  • возбужда́ть, возбуди́тьRussian

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