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Meaning & Definition of Arouse in English

English

Arouse

/əraʊz/

verb

1. Call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)

  • "Arouse pity"
  • "Raise a smile"
  • "Evoke sympathy"
    synonym:
  • arouse
  • ,
  • elicit
  • ,
  • enkindle
  • ,
  • kindle
  • ,
  • evoke
  • ,
  • fire
  • ,
  • raise
  • ,
  • provoke

2. Stop sleeping

  • "She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock"
    synonym:
  • wake up
  • ,
  • awake
  • ,
  • arouse
  • ,
  • awaken
  • ,
  • wake
  • ,
  • come alive
  • ,
  • waken

3. 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"
    synonym:
  • raise
  • ,
  • conjure
  • ,
  • conjure up
  • ,
  • invoke
  • ,
  • evoke
  • ,
  • stir
  • ,
  • call down
  • ,
  • arouse
  • ,
  • bring up
  • ,
  • put forward
  • ,
  • call forth

4. Cause to be alert and energetic

  • "Coffee and tea stimulate me"
  • "This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate"
    synonym:
  • stimulate
  • ,
  • arouse
  • ,
  • brace
  • ,
  • energize
  • ,
  • energise
  • ,
  • perk up

5. Cause to become awake or conscious

  • "He was roused by the drunken men in the street"
  • "Please wake me at 6 am."
    synonym:
  • awaken
  • ,
  • wake
  • ,
  • waken
  • ,
  • rouse
  • ,
  • wake up
  • ,
  • arouse

6. To begin moving, "as the thunder started the sleeping children began to stir"

    synonym:
  • arouse
  • ,
  • stir

7. Stimulate sexually

  • "This movie usually arouses the male audience"
    synonym:
  • arouse
  • ,
  • sex
  • ,
  • excite
  • ,
  • turn on
  • ,
  • wind up

Examples of using

How to arouse a woman's desire?