[ uh-rouz ]
/ əˈraʊz /
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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.
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OTHER WORDS FROM arouse
a·rous·a·bil·i·ty [uh-rou-zuh-bil-i-tee] /əˌraʊ zəˈbɪl ɪ ti/ nouna·rous·a·ble, adjectivea·rous·al [uh-rou-zuhl], /əˈraʊ zəl/, nouna·rous·er, noun
re·a·rouse, verb, re·a·roused, re·a·rous·ing.un·a·rous·a·ble, adjectiveun·a·rous·ing, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH arousearose, arouse
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British Dictionary definitions for arouse
/ (əˈraʊz) /
(tr) to evoke or elicit (a reaction, emotion, or response); stimulate
to awaken from sleep
Derived forms of arousearousal, nounarouser, noun
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