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1. arouse

verb. ['ɝˈaʊz'] call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses).

Synonyms

  • kindle
  • heat
  • draw
  • rekindle
  • discompose
  • untune
  • inflame
  • anger
  • prick
  • provoke
  • ask for
  • wound
  • discomfit
  • shame
  • spite
  • stir up
  • elicit
  • touch a chord
  • invite
  • shake
  • sweep over
  • create
  • enkindle
  • overcome
  • whelm
  • disconcert
  • excite
  • evoke
  • wake
  • stir
  • shake up
  • fire up
  • interest
  • bruise
  • injure
  • infatuate
  • strike a chord
  • raise
  • make
  • stimulate
  • overpower
  • upset
  • overtake
  • offend
  • overwhelm
  • ignite
  • hurt

Antonyms

  • glycerolize
  • invest
  • deposit
  • sheathe

Etymology

  • a- (English)
  • a- (Anglo-Norman)
  • rouse (English)
  • rowsen (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Arouse

  • bilbao's
  • espouse
  • endows
  • schmaus
  • prowse
  • prows
  • plows
  • ploughs
  • krauze
  • clowes
  • browse
  • brows
  • allows
  • wows
  • wow's
  • vows
  • thous
  • taos
  • rao's
  • pao's
  • now's
  • mows
  • mao's
  • howze
  • howse
  • how's
  • howes
  • howe's
  • houze
  • houghs

Sentences with arouse


1. Verb, base form
But you have to have the costume exactly right so as not to arouse any suspicions.

2. Adverb
Listening to these sounds may cause physical pain or arouse negative memories.

Quotes about arouse


1. Hugh and I have been together for so long that in order to arouse extraordinary passion, we need to engage in physical combat. Once, he hit me on the back of the head with a broken wineglass, and I fell to the floor pretending to be unconscious. That was romantic, or would have been had he rushed to my side rather than stepping over my body to fetch the dustpan.
- David Sedaris, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim

2. Apparently, dancing for him and throwing herself at him weren't enough. Apparently, she had to nearly commit murder to arouse him enough to attack her.
- Gena Showalter, The Darkest Kiss

3. There is nothing more wonderful than a book. It may be a message to us from the dead, from human souls we never saw who lived perhaps thousands of miles away, and yet these little sheets of paper speak to us, arouse us, teach us, open our hearts and in turn open their hearts to us like brothers. Without books, God is silent, justice dormant, philosophy lame.
- Charles Kingsley

2. arouse

verb. ['ɝˈaʊz'] stop sleeping.

Synonyms

  • kip
  • wake up
  • change state
  • wake
  • sleep
  • waken
  • awake
  • slumber
  • catch some Z's
  • turn
  • log Z's
  • awaken

Antonyms

  • fall asleep
  • hire
  • extinguish
  • cool

Etymology

  • a- (English)
  • a- (Anglo-Norman)
  • rouse (English)
  • rowsen (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. arouse

verb. ['ɝˈaʊz'] summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic.

Synonyms

  • kick up
  • provoke
  • maledict
  • anathemize
  • conjure
  • bedamn
  • damn
  • put forward
  • create
  • evoke
  • stir
  • call down
  • bring up
  • beshrew
  • curse
  • imprecate
  • bless
  • raise
  • make
  • anathemise
  • call forth
  • conjure up

Antonyms

  • bless
  • push
  • repel
  • abduct

Etymology

  • a- (English)
  • a- (Anglo-Norman)
  • rouse (English)
  • rowsen (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. arouse

verb. ['ɝˈaʊz'] cause to be alert and energetic.

Synonyms

  • revive
  • recreate
  • energise
  • invigorate
  • revivify
  • enliven
  • perk up
  • affect
  • liven up
  • cathect
  • reanimate
  • animate
  • brace
  • renovate
  • reinvigorate
  • liven
  • stimulate
  • repair
  • vivify
  • quicken

Antonyms

  • sedate
  • de-energise
  • de-energize
  • adduct

Etymology

  • a- (English)
  • a- (Anglo-Norman)
  • rouse (English)
  • rowsen (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. arouse

verb. ['ɝˈaʊz'] cause to become awake or conscious.

Synonyms

  • wake up
  • bring back
  • rouse
  • wake
  • bring round
  • waken
  • alter
  • modify
  • change
  • bring to
  • bring around
  • awaken
  • call

Antonyms

  • cause to sleep
  • coldness
  • anestrus
  • unemotionality

Etymology

  • a- (English)
  • a- (Anglo-Norman)
  • rouse (English)
  • rowsen (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. arouse

verb. ['ɝˈaʊz'] to begin moving, "As the thunder started the sleeping children began to stir".

Synonyms

  • stir

Antonyms

  • thicken
  • tune

Etymology

  • a- (English)
  • a- (Anglo-Norman)
  • rouse (English)
  • rowsen (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. arouse

verb. ['ɝˈaʊz'] stimulate sexually.

Synonyms

  • sex
  • wind up
  • stimulate
  • stir
  • shake
  • shake up
  • tempt
  • turn on

Antonyms

  • obviate
  • exhale
  • stay in place
  • open

Etymology

  • a- (English)
  • a- (Anglo-Norman)
  • rouse (English)
  • rowsen (Middle English (1100-1500))
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