verb (used with object), a·roused, a·rous·ing.
to stir to action or strong response; excite: to arouse a crowd; to arouse suspicion.
to stimulate sexually.
to awaken; wake up: The footsteps aroused the dog.
verb (used without object), a·roused, a·rous·ing.
to awake or become aroused: At dawn the farmers began to arouse.
Origin of arouse
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(tr) to evoke or elicit (a reaction, emotion, or response); stimulate
to awaken from sleep
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