arouse arouse  /ə ˈraʊz/


  1. (v) call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
  2. (v) stop sleeping
  3. (v) summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
  4. (v) cause to be alert and energetic
  5. (v) cause to become awake or conscious
  6. (v) to begin moving,
  7. (v) stimulate sexually

Derived Word(s)


  1. Unable to arouse his wife, Smythe arises, grudgingly walks the floor with Tootums, finally melts, talks baby-talk to Tootums, nurses it back to sleep.
  2. You're supposed to lick the salty foam to arouse your senses, then savor the sweet, creamy coffee.


  1. Man exposed himself to woman at Kenner bus stop, police say

    A would-be Casanova found himself in handcuffs after he exposed himself to a woman at a Kenner bus stop. Tyrone Lambert Jr., 32, of Destrehan, was arrested and booked with exposure with the intent to arouse, according to Sgt. Brian...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune

  2. Letter: The test of time

    Carson Beadle, Pelican Bay: An age old ruse when introducing some unpalatable information that might arouse a furor is to simply wait it out.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Naples Daily News


  1. "Rather than use Arab hijackers as he had on September the 11," Bush said, "Khalid Sheikh Mohammed sought out young men from Southeast Asia whom he believed would not arouse as much suspicion."
    on Feb 9, 2006 By: President Bush Source: ABC News

  2. "We feel strongly that we had to wage a campaign to do two things: Arouse the American people and get them concerned and get them to see the need for reform in public education," Broad said in an interview Tuesday.
    on Apr 24, 2007 By: Eli Broad Source: Washington Post

  3. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said: "The monstrous crimes of terrorists in Mumbai arouse our wrath, indignation and unconditional condemnation. The inhuman terrorist attacks on hospitals, hotels and other public places aimed at killing peaceful...
    on Nov 27, 2008 By: Dmitry Medvedev Source: CNN International

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