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arouse

a·rouse

arouse

pronunciation:
raUz
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: aroused, arouses, arousing
definition 1: to awaken (a person or animal) from sleep.
The phone call from the hospital aroused them in the middle of the night.The sound of footsteps on the stairs aroused the dog.
synonyms:
awaken, call, rouse, wake up, waken
antonyms:
lull
similar words:
awake, raise, shake, stir
definition 2: to excite or activate; stir up.
The passionate speech aroused the troops.The government's harsh response aroused the people's anger.The nightime comings and goings of the neighbor aroused suspicion.
synonyms:
activate, actuate, enkindle, excite, hype up, incite, prod, rouse, stir up, waken, whip up
antonyms:
allay, calm, pacify, quiet
similar words:
bestir, challenge, fan, goad, heat, impel, inflame, inspire, instigate, kindle, move, pique, provoke, raise, spur, stimulate, wake, warm
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to awaken.
I aroused early that morning.
synonyms:
awaken, rouse, wake up, waken
similar words:
stir
definition 2: to stir oneself to action.
synonyms:
bestir oneself, rouse, stir
similar words:
enkindle, inflame, liven up, move
derivation: arousal (n.)
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