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Overview of verb arouse

The verb arouse has 7 senses? (first 6 from tagged texts)
1. (14) arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke

(call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy")

2. (3) wake up, awake, arouse, awaken, wake, come alive, waken

(stop sleeping; "She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock")

3. (2) 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")

4. (2) stimulate, arouse, brace, energize, energise, perk up

(cause to be alert and energetic; "Coffee and tea stimulate me"; "This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate")

5. (2) 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.")

6. (1) arouse, stir

(to begin moving, "As the thunder started the sleeping children began to stir")

7. arouse, sex, excite, turn on, wind up

(stimulate sexually; "This movie usually arouses the male audience")

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