Arouse - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əˈraʊz|  American pronunciation of the word arouse
Brit.  |əˈraʊz|  British pronunciation of the word arouse


- call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)(syn: elicit, enkindle, evoke, fire, kindle, provoke, raise)
- stop sleeping (syn: awake, awaken, wake, waken)
- summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic (syn: conjure, evoke, invoke, raise, stir)
- cause to be alert and energetic (syn: brace, energise, energize, stimulate)
- cause to become awake or conscious (syn: awaken, rouse, wake, waken)
- to begin moving (syn: stir)
- stimulate sexually(syn: excite, sex)


The report aroused a great deal of public interest.

The husky sound of her voice could always arouse him.

Their proposal is certain to arouse the opposition.

It proved impossible to arouse the man from his sleep.

I fell asleep. My friend, however, soon aroused me.

The nation must arouse from its unwillingness to work.

She aroused the children with tricks.

They aroused themselves by playing games.

It aroused us to watch them play.

It aroused me that they would never admit to being wrong.

She felt aroused by the pressure of his body so close to hers.

Anne had to be aroused from a deep sleep.

This movie usually arouses the male audience

the disheartened instructor tried vainly to arouse their interest

Word forms

I/you/we/they: arouse
he/she/it: arouses
present participle: arousing
past tense: aroused
past participle: aroused
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