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Definition 1: cause to be alert and energetic - [verb of body]

Samples where arouse or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Coffee and tea stimulate me
  • This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate

Synonyms for arouse in the sense of this definition

(arouse is a kind of ...) act physically on; have an effect upon

"the medicine affects my heart rate"

(... is a kind of arouse ) inject with libidinal energy

(... is a kind of arouse ) give new life or energy to

"A hot soup will revive me" "This will renovate my spirits" "This treatment repaired my health"

(... is a kind of arouse ) impart vigor, strength, or vitality to

"Exercise is invigorating"

(... is a kind of arouse ) make lively

"let's liven up this room a bit"

Definition 2: cause to become awake or conscious - [verb of body]

Samples where arouse or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He was roused by the drunken men in the street
  • Please wake me at 6 AM.

Synonyms for arouse in the sense of this definition

(arouse is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of arouse ) awaken once again

(... is a kind of arouse ) return to consciousness

"These pictures bring back sad memories"

(... is a kind of arouse ) rouse somebody from sleep with a call

"I was called at 5 A.M. this morning"

Definition 3: stop sleeping - [verb of body]

Samples where arouse or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock

Synonyms for arouse in the sense of this definition

(arouse is a kind of ...) undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

"We turned from Socialism to Capitalism" "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"

(arouse implies ...) be asleep

Definition 4: summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic - [verb of creation]

Samples where arouse or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • raise the specter of unemployment
  • he conjured wild birds in the air
  • call down the spirits from the mountain

Synonyms for arouse in the sense of this definition

(arouse is a kind of ...) cause to become available for use, either literally or figuratively

"clicking on the icon calls up the program" "the author's description of the banquet called up delicious aromas" "running into an old friend summoned up memories of her childhood"

(... is a kind of arouse ) wish harm upon; invoke evil upon

"The bad witch cursed the child"

(... is a kind of arouse ) give a benediction to

"The dying man blessed his son"

(arouse has a similar meaning as ...) evoke or provoke to appear or occur

"Her behavior provoked a quarrel between the couple"

Definition 5: call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses) - [verb of emotion]

Samples where arouse or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • arouse pity
  • raise a smile
  • evoke sympathy

Synonyms for arouse in the sense of this definition

(arouse is a kind of ...) make or cause to be or to become

"make a mess in one's office" "create a furor"

(... is a kind of arouse ) overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli

(... is a kind of arouse ) hurt the feelings of

"She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests" "This remark really bruised my ego"

(... is a kind of arouse ) cause to be ashamed

(... is a kind of arouse ) cause to lose one's composure

(... is a kind of arouse ) make angry

"The news angered him"

(... is a kind of arouse ) arouse or elicit a feeling

(... is a kind of arouse ) stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of

"These stories shook the community" "the civil war shook the country"

(... is a kind of arouse ) arouse or excite feelings and passions

"The ostentatious way of living of the rich ignites the hatred of the poor" "The refugees' fate stirred up compassion around the world" "Wake old feelings of hatred"

(... is a kind of arouse ) to cause a sharp emotional pain

"The thought of her unhappiness pricked his conscience"

(... is a kind of arouse ) arouse unreasoning love or passion in and cause to behave in an irrational way

"His new car has infatuated him" "love has infatuated her"

(... is a kind of arouse ) arouse again

"rekindle hopes" "rekindle her love"

(... is a kind of arouse ) elicit responses, such as objections, criticism, applause, etc.

"The President's comments drew sharp criticism from the Republicans" "The comedian drew a lot of laughter"

(... is a kind of arouse ) increase the likelihood of

"ask for trouble" "invite criticism"

(... is a kind of arouse ) evoke a reaction, response, or emotion

"this writer strikes a chord with young women" "The storyteller touched a chord"

(... is a kind of arouse ) excite the curiosity of; engage the interest of

Definition 6: stimulate sexually - [verb of emotion]

Samples where arouse or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This movie usually arouses the male audience

Synonyms for arouse in the sense of this definition

(arouse is a kind of ...) stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of

"These stories shook the community" "the civil war shook the country"

(... is a kind of arouse ) try to seduce

Definition 7: to begin moving - [verb of motion]

Samples where arouse or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • As the thunder started the sleeping children began to stir

Synonyms for arouse in the sense of this definition

(arouse is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

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