- 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.
- to awake or become aroused: At dawn the farmers began to arouse.
Origin of 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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