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Meaning of AROUSE

Pronunciation:  u'rawz

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  stop sleeping; "She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock"
  2. [v]  cause to become awake or conscious; "He was roused by the drunken men in the street"; "Please wake me at 6 AM."
  3. [v]  cause to be alert and energetic; "Coffee and tea stimulate me"; "This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate"
  4. [v]  call forth; of emotions, feelings, and responses; "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"
  5. [v]  stimulate sexually; "This movie usually arouses the male audience"
  6. [v]  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"
  7. [v]  to begin moving, "As the thunder started the sleeping children began to stir"

AROUSE is a 6 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: awake, awaken, brace, bring up, call down, call forth, come alive, conjure, conjure up, elicit, energise, energize, enkindle, evoke, evoke, fire, invoke, kindle, perk up, provoke, put forward, raise, raise, rouse, sex, stimulate, stir, stir, turn on, wake, wake up, waken, wind up
 Antonyms: calm, cause to sleep, de-energise, de-energize, dope off, doze off, drift off, drop off, drowse off, fall asleep, flake out, nod off, sedate, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize
 See Also: affect, alter, anger, animate, ask for, bring around, bring back, bring round, bring to, bruise, call, catch some Z's, cathect, change, change state, create, create, discomfit, discompose, disconcert, draw, enliven, excite, fire up, heat, hurt, ignite, infatuate, inflame, injure, interest, invigorate, invite, kip, liven, liven up, log Z's, make, make, move, offend, overcome, overpower, overtake, overwhelm, prick, quicken, reanimate, reawaken, recreate, reinvigorate, rekindle, renovate, repair, revive, revivify, shake, shake up, shame, sleep, slumber, spite, stimulate, stir, stir up, sweep over, tempt, turn, untune, upset, vivify, wake, whelm, wound



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\A*rouse"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Aroused}; p. pr. & vb.
n. {Arousing}.] [Pref. a- + rouse.]
To excite to action from a state of rest; to stir, or put in
motion or exertion; to rouse; to excite; as, to arouse one
from sleep; to arouse the dormant faculties.

      Grasping his spear, forth issued to arouse His brother,
      mighty sovereign on the host.            --Cowper.

      No suspicion was aroused.                --Merivale.

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