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arouse

a·rouse

arouse

 
pronunciation:
raUz
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part of speech: verb
inflections: aroused, arouses, arousing
definition 1: to awaken (someone) from sleep.
The phone call from the hospital aroused them in the middle of the night.
synonyms:
awaken, rouse, wake up, waken
antonyms:
lull
similar words:
awake, shake, stir
definition 2: to stir up; excite
The king's injustice aroused the people's anger.
synonyms:
activate, incite, prod, rouse, stir up, waken
antonyms:
calm, pacify
similar words:
challenge, fan, inflame, inspire, kindle, move, provoke, raise, spur, stimulate
derivation: arousal (n.)
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