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arouse

arouse

arouse - Dictionary definition and meaning for word arouse

Definition
(verb) call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
Synonyms : elicit , enkindle , evoke , fire , kindle , provoke , raise
Example Sentence
  • arouse pity
  • raise a smile
  • evoke sympathy

Definition
(verb) stop sleeping
Synonyms : awake , awaken , come alive , wake , wake up , waken
Example Sentence
  • She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock

Definition
(verb) summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
Example Sentence
  • raise the specter of unemployment
  • he conjured wild birds in the air
  • call down the spirits from the mountain

Definition
(verb) cause to be alert and energetic
Synonyms : brace , energise , energize , perk up , stimulate
Example Sentence
  • Coffee and tea stimulate me
  • This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate

Definition
(verb) cause to become awake or conscious
Synonyms : awaken , rouse , wake , wake up , waken
Example Sentence
  • He was roused by the drunken men in the street
  • Please wake me at 6 AM.

Definition
(verb) to begin moving,
Synonyms : stir
Example Sentence
  • As the thunder started the sleeping children began to stir

Definition
(verb) stimulate sexually
Synonyms : excite , sex , turn on , wind up
Example Sentence
  • This movie usually arouses the male audience

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