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AROUSE





Definition:

  1. [verb] call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"
    Synonyms: elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke

  2. [verb] stop sleeping; "She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock"
    Synonyms: wake up, awake, awaken, wake, come alive, waken

  3. [verb] evoke or call forth, with or as if by magic; "raise the specter of unemployment"; "he conjured wild birds in the air"; "stir a disturbance"; "call down the spirits from the mountain"
    Synonyms: raise, conjure, conjure up, invoke, evoke, stir, call down, bring up, put forward, call forth

  4. [verb] cause to be alert and energetic; "Coffee and tea stimulate me"; "This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate"
    Synonyms: stimulate, brace, energize, energise, perk up

  5. [verb] cause to become awake or conscious; "He was roused by the drunken men in the street"; "Please wake me at 6 AM."
    Synonyms: awaken, wake, waken, rouse, wake up

  6. [verb] to begin moving, "As the thunder started the sleeping children began to stir"
    Synonyms: stir

  7. [verb] stimulate sexually; "This movie usually arouses the male audience"
    Synonyms: sex, excite, turn on, wind up

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