What does arouse mean?

arouse meaning in General Dictionary

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

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  • 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.

arouse meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1590s, "awaken" (transitive), from a- (1) "on" + rouse. Related: Aroused; arousing.

arouse meaning in Sexual Dictionary

to generate sexual interest, either by real or mental stimulation.

arouse meaning in General Dictionary

(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.

Sentence Examples with the word arouse

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.

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