Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb arouse

7 senses of arouse

Sense 1
arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke -- (call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy")
       => make, create -- (make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor")

Sense 2
wake up, awake, arouse, awaken, wake, come alive, waken -- (stop sleeping; "She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock")
       => change state, turn -- (undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election")

Sense 3
raise, conjure, conjure up, invoke, evoke, stir, call down, arouse, bring up, put forward, call forth -- (summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic; "raise the specter of unemployment"; "he conjured wild birds in the air"; "call down the spirits from the mountain")
       => make, create -- (make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor")

Sense 4
stimulate, arouse, brace, energize, energise, perk up -- (cause to be alert and energetic; "Coffee and tea stimulate me"; "This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate")
       => affect -- (act physically on; have an effect upon; "the medicine affects my heart rate")

Sense 5
awaken, wake, waken, rouse, wake up, arouse -- (cause to become awake or conscious; "He was roused by the drunken men in the street"; "Please wake me at 6 AM.")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 6
arouse, stir -- (to begin moving, "As the thunder started the sleeping children began to stir")
       => move -- (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right")

Sense 7
arouse, sex, excite, turn on, wind up -- (stimulate sexually; "This movie usually arouses the male audience")
       => stimulate, shake, shake up, excite, stir -- (stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of; "These stories shook the community"; "the civil war shook the country")

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