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
Synonyms for arouse
Antonyms for arouse
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Related Words for unarouseddisinterested, diffident, impervious, haughty, impartial, callous, unsympathetic, uninvolved, unconcerned, nonchalant, neutral, distant, heartless, aloof, inattentive, uncaring, detached, apathetic, unresponsive, unemotional
(tr) to evoke or elicit (a reaction, emotion, or response); stimulate
to awaken from sleep
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