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Verb: arouse  u'rawz
  1. Call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
    "arouse pity";
    - elicit, enkindle [literary], kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke
  2. Stop sleeping
    - wake up, awake, awaken, wake, come alive, waken
  3. Summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
    "arouse the spectre of unemployment";
    - raise, conjure, conjure up, invoke, evoke, stir, call down, bring up, put forward, call forth
  4. Cause to be alert and energetic
    - stimulate, brace, energize, energise [Brit], perk up
  5. Cause to become awake or conscious
    - awaken, wake, waken, rouse, wake up
  6. To begin moving
    - stir
  7. To evoke sexual feelings
    "This movie usually arouses the male audience";
    - sex, excite, turn on, wind up

Derived forms: aroused, arousing, arouses

Type of: affect, alter, call up, change, change state, create, excite, make, modify, move, shake, shake up, stimulate, stir, summon, turn

Encyclopedia: Arouse