To excite to action from a state of sleep to stir or devote motion or exertion to rouse to excite as to arouse one from rest to arouse the dormant characteristics
- stimulate sexually
- to start moving
- telephone call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
- summon into action or deliver into existence, usually just as if by magic
- cause to be aware and energetic
- cause to become awake or aware
- end resting
- To excite to activity from a situation of remainder; to blend, or place in movement or effort; to rouse; to stimulate; since, to arouse one from sleep; to arouse the inactive faculties.
1590s, "awaken" (transitive), from a- (1) "on" + rouse. Related: Aroused; arousing.
to generate sexual interest, either by real or mental stimulation.
(v. t.) To stimulate to activity from circumstances of rest; to stir, or invest movement or exertion; to rouse; to excite; since, to arouse one from sleep; to arouse the inactive traits.
A rapprochement with France and a continuance of the Irredentist movement could not fail to arouse Austro-German hostility; but, on the other hand, to draw near to the central powers would inevitably accentuate the diffidence of France.