Definitions for arouse
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arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provokeverb
call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
"arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"
wake up, awake, arouse, awaken, wake, come alive, wakenverb
"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 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"
stimulate, arouse, brace, energize, energise, perk upverb
cause to be alert and energetic
"Coffee and tea stimulate me"; "This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate"
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."
to begin moving, "As the thunder started the sleeping children began to stir"
arouse, sex, excite, turn on, wind upverb
"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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from a and rouse.
But absent, what fantastick woes arous’d
Rage in each thought, by restless musing fed,
Chill the warm cheek, and blast the bloom of life. James Thomson.
AROUSE OSU is an Internet radio station run by students of Ohio State University, broadcasting exclusively online. AROUSE OSU is overseen by an executive board of Undergraduate students, and faculty from The Ohio State University's Department of Comparative Studies. The station's name is a backronym standing for "Amateur Radio Organization for Undergraduate Student Entertainment".
To arouse means to evoke or awaken a feeling, response, or desire. It can also refer to stimulating someone physically or sexually. Furthermore, it can mean to awaken someone from sleep or bring them out of inactivity.
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
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
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.
We bought four (as sculptures) because of the curiosity they arouse.
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?'.
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.
In no sense do I advocate evading or defying the law ... That would lead to anarchy. An individual who breaks a law that his 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 law.
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- събуждам, възбуждамBulgarian
- erwecken, hervorrufen, anregen, wachkriegen, auslösen, aus dem Schlaf holen, erzeugen, reizen, wachmachen, erregen, wachrütteln, aufreizen, entfachen, aufweckenGerman
- despertar, excitarSpanish
- بیدار کردنPersian
- kiihottaa, herättääFinnish
- émoustiller, exciterFrench
- beothaichScottish Gaelic
- risvegliare, provocare, arrapare, svegliare, eccitareItalian
- opwekken, opwindenDutch
- obudzić, budzićPolish
- despertar, excitar, incitar, provocarPortuguese
- возбужда́ть, возбуди́тьRussian
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