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arouse


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Arouse  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  arouse 
  v  1:  call  forth;  of  emotions,  feelings,  and  responses;  "arouse 
  pity";  "raise  a  smile";  "evoke  sympathy"  [syn:  {elicit}, 
  {enkindle},  {kindle},  {evoke},  {fire},  {raise},  {provoke}] 
  2:  stop  sleeping;  "She  woke  up  to  the  sound  of  the  alarm  clock" 
  [syn:  {wake  up},  {awake},  {awaken},  {wake},  {come  alive}, 
  {waken}]  [ant:  {fall  asleep}] 
  3:  evoke  or  call  forth:  "raise  the  specter  of  unemployment"; 
  "he  conjured  wild  birds  in  the  air";  "stir  a  disturbance" 
  [syn:  {raise},  {conjure},  {conjure  up},  {invoke},  {stir}, 
  {call  down},  {bring  up},  {put  forward},  {call  forth}] 
  4:  cause  to  be  alert  and  energetic;  "Coffee  and  tea  stimulate 
  me"  [syn:  {stimulate},  {brace},  {energize},  {energise},  {perk 
  up}]  [ant:  {de-energize},  {sedate}] 
  5:  cause  to  become  awake  or  conscious;  "He  was  roused  by  the 
  drunken  men  in  the  street";  "Please  wake  me  at  6  AM." 
  [syn:  {awaken},  {waken},  {rouse},  {wake  up}]  [ant:  {cause 
  to  sleep}] 
  6:  to  begin  moving  "As  the  thunder  started  the  sleeping 
  children  began  to  stir"  [syn:  {stir}] 
  7:  arouse  sexually  [syn:  {sex},  {excite},  {turn  on},  {wind  up}] 




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