American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To awaken from or as if from sleep.
- v. To stir up; excite: The odd sight aroused our curiosity. See Synonyms at provoke.
- v. To stimulate sexual desire in.
- v. To be or become aroused.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To excite into action; stir or put in motion or exertion; awaken: as, to arouse attention; to arouse one from sleep; to arouse dormant faculties.
- Synonyms To rouse, wake up, awaken, animate, incite, stimulate, kindle, warm.
- n. The act of arousing; an alarm.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To excite to action from a state of rest; to stir, or put in motion or exertion; to rouse; to excite
- v. call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
- v. cause to be alert and energetic
- v. stimulate sexually
- v. cause to become awake or conscious
- v. summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
- v. to begin moving,
- v. stop sleeping
- a- + rouse. (Wiktionary)
- From rouse, on the model of such pairs as rise, arise. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Country Road, "or something equally simple, for I would not have the title arouse any appetite which the book itself could not satisfy.”
“Following the links as the descriptive page titles arouse your interest can keep you occupied for quite a while.”
“* By "arouse," I don't mean sexually, I am referring to Marvel and DC's ongoing use of "events" and "deaths" to arouse interest in SCSJ** instead of quality comic book storytelling that would attract a far wider audience.”
“He could "arouse" life in me, because he was so refreshing to be around.”
“arouse' the millions of Nintendo's core gamers that also own Wiis and felt understandably uninspired by the announcement of the Vitality Sensor.”
“The fact that there are 12,000,000 defectives in the US should arouse our best endeavors to push this procedure to the maximum.”
“It helps explain why, in these hard times, she and her legacy arouse even more interest than they did in the boom era at the end of the 20th century.”
““The use of the word ‘Allah’ by non-Muslims may arouse sensitivity and create confusion among Muslims in the country,” Abdullah Mohd Zin said.”
“She is not the woman to arouse in me such uncontrolled desire that for gratification I would do one ill deed, or put the slightest hurt upon the least of human creatures.”
“Once, he tried to arouse himself from his lethargy, and went forward into the forecastle with the sailors.”
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