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")

Antonyms of adj aroused

6 senses of aroused

Sense 1
aroused -- (aroused to action; "the aroused opposition")

INDIRECT (VIA awakened) -> unawakened -- (not aroused or activated; "unawakened emotions")

Sense 2
stimulated, stirred, stirred up, aroused -- (emotionally aroused)

INDIRECT (VIA excited) -> unexcited -- (not excited; "made an unexcited appraisal of the situation")

Sense 3
aroused, wound up -- (brought to a state of great tension; "all wound up for a fight")

INDIRECT (VIA tense) -> relaxed -- (without strain or anxiety; "gave the impression of being quite relaxed"; "a relaxed and informal discussion")

Sense 4
aroused, horny, randy, ruttish, steamy, turned on (predicate) -- (feeling great sexual desire; "feeling horny")

INDIRECT (VIA sexy) -> unsexy -- (not sexually aroused or arousing)

Sense 5
ablaze, aflame, aroused -- (keenly excited (especially sexually) or indicating excitement; "his face all ablaze with excitement"- Bram Stoker; "he was aflame with desire")

INDIRECT (VIA passionate) -> passionless -- (not passionate; "passionless observation of human nature")

Sense 6
aroused, emotional, excited, worked up -- ((of persons) excessively affected by emotion; "he would become emotional over nothing at all"; "she was worked up about all the noise")

INDIRECT (VIA agitated) -> unagitated -- (not agitated or disturbed emotionally)

Similarity of adj aroused

6 senses of aroused

Sense 1
aroused -- (aroused to action; "the aroused opposition")
       => awakened (vs. unawakened) -- (aroused or activated; "an awakened interest in ballet")

Sense 2
stimulated, stirred, stirred up, aroused -- (emotionally aroused)
       => excited (vs. unexcited) -- (in an aroused state)

Sense 3
aroused, wound up -- (brought to a state of great tension; "all wound up for a fight")
       => tense (vs. relaxed) -- (in or of a state of physical or nervous tension)

Sense 4
aroused, horny, randy, ruttish, steamy, turned on (predicate) -- (feeling great sexual desire; "feeling horny")
       => sexy (vs. unsexy) -- (marked by or tending to arouse sexual desire or interest; "feeling sexy"; "sexy clothes"; "sexy poses"; "a sexy book"; "sexy jokes")

Sense 5
ablaze, aflame, aroused -- (keenly excited (especially sexually) or indicating excitement; "his face all ablaze with excitement"- Bram Stoker; "he was aflame with desire")
       => passionate (vs. passionless) -- (having or expressing strong emotions)

Sense 6
aroused, emotional, excited, worked up -- ((of persons) excessively affected by emotion; "he would become emotional over nothing at all"; "she was worked up about all the noise")
       => agitated (vs. unagitated) -- (troubled emotionally and usually deeply; "agitated parents")

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