arouse


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a·rouse

 (ə-rouz′)
tr.v. a·roused, a·rous·ing, a·rous·es
1.
a. To cause (someone) to be active, attentive, or excited: The report aroused them to take action. The insult aroused him to anger.
b. To stimulate sexual desire in.
2. To give rise to (a feeling, for example); stir up: The odd sight aroused our curiosity. See Synonyms at provoke.
3. To awaken (someone) from sleep.

[From rouse, on the model of such pairs as rise, arise.]

a·rous′al n.

arouse

(əˈraʊz)
vb
1. (tr) to evoke or elicit (a reaction, emotion, or response); stimulate
2. to awaken from sleep
aˈrousal n
aˈrouser n

a•rouse

(əˈraʊz)

v. a•roused, a•rous•ing. v.t.
1. to stir to action or strong response; excite: to arouse a crowd; to arouse suspicion.
2. to stimulate sexually.
3. to awaken; wake up.
v.i.
4. to become awake or aroused.
[1585–95; a-3 + rouse1, on the model of arise]
a•rous`a•bil′i•ty, n.
a•rous′a•ble, adj.
a•rous′al, n.
a•rous′er, n.

arouse


Past participle: aroused
Gerund: arousing

Imperative
arouse
arouse
Present
I arouse
you arouse
he/she/it arouses
we arouse
you arouse
they arouse
Preterite
I aroused
you aroused
he/she/it aroused
we aroused
you aroused
they aroused
Present Continuous
I am arousing
you are arousing
he/she/it is arousing
we are arousing
you are arousing
they are arousing
Present Perfect
I have aroused
you have aroused
he/she/it has aroused
we have aroused
you have aroused
they have aroused
Past Continuous
I was arousing
you were arousing
he/she/it was arousing
we were arousing
you were arousing
they were arousing
Past Perfect
I had aroused
you had aroused
he/she/it had aroused
we had aroused
you had aroused
they had aroused
Future
I will arouse
you will arouse
he/she/it will arouse
we will arouse
you will arouse
they will arouse
Future Perfect
I will have aroused
you will have aroused
he/she/it will have aroused
we will have aroused
you will have aroused
they will have aroused
Future Continuous
I will be arousing
you will be arousing
he/she/it will be arousing
we will be arousing
you will be arousing
they will be arousing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been arousing
you have been arousing
he/she/it has been arousing
we have been arousing
you have been arousing
they have been arousing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been arousing
you will have been arousing
he/she/it will have been arousing
we will have been arousing
you will have been arousing
they will have been arousing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been arousing
you had been arousing
he/she/it had been arousing
we had been arousing
you had been arousing
they had been arousing
Conditional
I would arouse
you would arouse
he/she/it would arouse
we would arouse
you would arouse
they would arouse
Past Conditional
I would have aroused
you would have aroused
he/she/it would have aroused
we would have aroused
you would have aroused
they would have aroused
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.arouse - call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)arouse - call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"
create, make - make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor"
touch a chord, strike a chord - evoke a reaction, response, or emotion; "this writer strikes a chord with young women"; "The storyteller touched a chord"
ask for, invite - increase the likelihood of; "ask for trouble"; "invite criticism"
draw - 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"
rekindle - arouse again; "rekindle hopes"; "rekindle her love"
infatuate - arouse unreasoning love or passion in and cause to behave in an irrational way; "His new car has infatuated him"; "love has infatuated her"
prick - to cause a sharp emotional pain; "The thought of her unhappiness pricked his conscience"
fire up, stir up, wake, heat, ignite, inflame - 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"
stimulate, stir, shake up, excite, shake - stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of; "These stories shook the community"; "the civil war shook the country"
excite - arouse or elicit a feeling
anger - make angry; "The news angered him"
discomfit, discompose, untune, upset, disconcert - cause to lose one's composure
shame - cause to be ashamed
spite, wound, bruise, injure, offend, hurt - hurt the feelings of; "She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests"; "This remark really bruised my ego"
overwhelm, sweep over, whelm, overpower, overtake, overcome - overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli
interest - excite the curiosity of; engage the interest of
2.arouse - stop sleepingarouse - stop sleeping; "She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock"
change state, turn - 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"
3.arouse - summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magicarouse - 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"
anathemise, anathemize, bedamn, beshrew, damn, imprecate, maledict, curse - wish harm upon; invoke evil upon; "The bad witch cursed the child"
bless - give a benediction to; "The dying man blessed his son"
create, make - make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor"
call forth, evoke, kick up, provoke - evoke or provoke to appear or occur; "Her behavior provoked a quarrel between the couple"
4.arouse - cause to be alert and energeticarouse - cause to be alert and energetic; "Coffee and tea stimulate me"; "This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate"
affect - act physically on; have an effect upon; "the medicine affects my heart rate"
cathect - inject with libidinal energy
reanimate, recreate, revivify, vivify, revive, renovate, animate, quicken, repair - give new life or energy to; "A hot soup will revive me"; "This will renovate my spirits"; "This treatment repaired my health"
reinvigorate, invigorate - impart vigor, strength, or vitality to; "Exercise is invigorating"
liven, liven up, enliven, invigorate, animate - make lively; "let's liven up this room a bit"
5.arouse - cause to become awake or consciousarouse - cause to become awake or conscious; "He was roused by the drunken men in the street"; "Please wake me at 6 AM."
reawaken - awaken once again
bring to, bring back, bring round, bring around - return to consciousness; "These pictures bring back sad memories"
call - rouse somebody from sleep with a call; "I was called at 5 A.M. this morning"
alter, change, modify - 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"
6.arouse - to begin moving, "As the thunder started the sleeping children began to stir"arouse - to begin moving, "As the thunder started the sleeping children began to stir"
move - move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right"
7.arouse - stimulate sexuallyarouse - stimulate sexually; "This movie usually arouses the male audience"
stimulate, stir, shake up, excite, shake - stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of; "These stories shook the community"; "the civil war shook the country"
tempt - try to seduce

arouse

verb
2. inflame, move, warm, excite, spur, provoke, animate, prod, stir up, agitate, quicken, enliven, goad, foment He apologized, saying this subject always aroused him.
3. excite sexually, thrill, stimulate, provoke, turn on (slang), tease, please, get going, tickle, inflame, tantalize, make wild Some men are aroused by their partner saying erotic words to them.
4. awaken, wake up, rouse, waken We were aroused from our sleep by a knocking at the door.

arouse

verb
1. To cease sleeping:
2. To induce or elicit (a reaction or emotion):
Translations
يُثير
vzbudit
vække
vekja
sukelti
modinātrosināt
vzbuditi
uyandırmak

arouse

[əˈraʊz] VT
1. (frm) (= awaken from sleep) → despertar
2. (= stimulate) [+ suspicion, curiosity] → despertar, suscitar
it aroused great interestdespertó or suscitó mucho interés
to arouse the appetiteabrir el apetito
it should arouse you to greater effortsdebería incitarte a esforzarte más
3. (sexually) → excitar

arouse

[əˈraʊz] vt
[+ curiosity, passions] → éveiller, susciter
[+ sleeper] → éveiller
to be aroused from one's sleep → être tiré(e) de son sommeil
(sexually)exciter
to be aroused → être excité(e)
He is very easily aroused → Il s'excite très facilement.

arouse

vt
(lit liter)aufwecken, erwecken (liter)
(fig: = excite) → erregen; interest, suspicion etcerregen, erwecken; to arouse somebody from his slumbers (fig)jdn aus dem Schlaf wachrütteln

arouse

[əˈraʊz] vt (awaken, sleeper) → svegliare (fig) (person) → eccitare, stimolare; (feelings) → suscitare

arouse

(əˈrauz) verb
to cause or give rise to (something). His actions aroused my suspicions.

arouse

vt (from sleep) despertar; (sexually, etc.) excitar
References in classic literature ?
Perhaps our talking of them will arouse the poet who will tell the hidden wonder story of the influence for which the hands were but fluttering pennants of promise.
In some way he depended upon the excitement He could arouse in her hysterical nature.
It was, however, easy to be seen, by the occasional gleams that shot across his swarthy visage, that it was only necessary to arouse his passions, in order to give full effect to the terrific device which he had adopted to intimidate his enemies.
But if she were a long while absent he became pettish and nervously restless, pacing the room to and fro with the uncertainty that characterized all his movements; or else would sit broodingly in his great chair, resting his head on his hands, and evincing life only by an electric sparkle of ill-humor, whenever Hepzibah endeavored to arouse him.
It was some trouble to arouse the little sleeper; but, after some effort, he sat up, and was playing with his bird, while his mother was putting on her bonnet and shawl.
Each in his turn tried to arouse Conrad out of his hallucination and bring him to himself; but all the answer any got was a meek, bewildered stare, and then the words:
He suddenly seemed to arouse himself: the conviction of the reality of all this seized him.
He helped him so far to arouse the rocking figure before the dying embers, as to get a cloak and hat put upon it, and to tempt it forth to find where the bench and work were hidden that it still moaningly besought to have.
Accordingly, the knight took no time to consider minutely the particulars which we have detailed, but thanking Saint Julian (the patron of travellers) who had sent him good harbourage, he leaped from his horse and assailed the door of the hermitage with the butt of his lance, in order to arouse attention and gain admittance.
In the meantime I will slip in among the hens through a hole in the wall and give them a good chase, so that the noise they make will arouse the royal henwives, and they will come to see what is the matter.
Such celebrations arouse and gratify the kindliest emotions of the bosom.
In order to arouse sympathy, the aristocracy were obliged to lose sight, apparently, of their own interests, and to formulate their indictment against the bourgeoisie in the interest of the exploited working class alone.