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English verb: arouse

1. arouse (emotion) call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)


SamplesArouse pity.
Raise a smile.
Evoke sympathy.


Synonymselicit, enkindle, evoke, fire, kindle, provoke, raise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)create, make


Narrower (hyponym)anger, ask for, bruise, discomfit, discompose, disconcert, draw, excite, excite, fire up, heat, hurt, ignite, infatuate, inflame, injure, interest, invite, offend, overcome, overpower, overtake, overwhelm, prick, rekindle, shake, shake up, shame, spite, stimulate, stir, stir up, strike a chord, sweep over, touch a chord, untune, upset, wake, whelm, wound

2. arouse (body) stop sleeping


SamplesShe woke up to the sound of the alarm clock.


Synonymsawake, awaken, come alive, wake, wake up, waken


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)change state, turn


Entailcatch some Z's, kip, log Z's, sleep, slumber


Antonymsdope off, doze off, drift off, drowse off, fall asleep, flake out, nod off, drop off

3. arouse (creation) summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic


SamplesRaise the specter of unemployment.
He conjured wild birds in the air.
Call down the spirits from the mountain.


Synonymsbring up, call down, call forth, conjure, conjure up, evoke, invoke, put forward, raise, stir


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)create, make


Narrower (hyponym)anathemise, anathemize, bedamn, beshrew, bless, curse, damn, imprecate, maledict


Verb groupcall forth, evoke, kick up, provoke

4. arouse (body) cause to be alert and energetic


SamplesCoffee and tea stimulate me.
This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate.


Synonymsbrace, energise, energize, perk up, stimulate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)affect


Narrower (hyponym)animate, animate, cathect, enliven, invigorate, invigorate, liven, liven up, quicken, reanimate, recreate, reinvigorate, renovate, repair, revive, revivify, vivify


Antonymsde-energise, de-energize, sedate, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize, calm

5. arouse (body) cause to become awake or conscious


SamplesHe was roused by the drunken men in the street.
Please wake me at 6 AM..


Synonymsawaken, rouse, wake, wake up, waken


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Narrower (hyponym)bring around, bring back, bring round, bring to, call, reawaken


Antonymscause to sleep

6. arouse (motion) to begin moving,


SamplesAs the thunder started the sleeping children began to stir.


Synonymsstir


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)move

7. arouse (emotion) stimulate sexually


SamplesThis movie usually arouses the male audience.


ExamplesThe performance is likely to arouse Sue


Synonymsexcite, sex, turn on, wind up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)excite, shake, shake up, stimulate, stir


Narrower (hyponym)tempt









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