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
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
Examples of arouse in a Sentence
Love is simply a bundle of feelings that we express, whether to attract, arouse or communicate our thoughts to someone else.
A fool cannot be protected from his folly. If you attempt to do so, you will not only arouse his animosity but also you will be attempting to deprive him of whatever benefit he is capable of deriving from experience. Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.
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.
Nothing is burdensome if taken lightly, and how nothing need arouse one’s irritation so long as one doesn’t make it bigger than it is by getting irritated.
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.
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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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