Arouse



to stir to action or strong response; excite:
to arouse a crowd; to arouse suspicion.
to stimulate sexually.
to awaken; wake up:
The footsteps aroused the dog.
to awake or become aroused:
At dawn the farmers began to arouse.
Contemporary Examples

A mosque is neither factory nor fortress: Why should it arouse either envy or fear?
Why the Mosque Scares the Right M.J. Akbar August 13, 2010

She sought to arouse what attention she could by running for governor as the most libertine of libertarians.
Kristin Davis, Self-Styled Spitzer Madam, Is Arraigned on Drug Charges Michael Daly August 6, 2013

She was more interested in the way fashion played out in popular culture, they way it could arouse, empower and provoke.
Helen Gurley Brown’s Fashion Sense: the Power of Cleavage Robin Givhan August 13, 2012

The idea that women must be cloaked and hidden from display lest they arouse male lust is not unique to Islam.
Oops! Sorry for Erasing Hillary Michelle Goldberg May 8, 2011

Women are also less likely to arouse suspicion, flying below the radar of law enforcement.
Queenpins of the Drug Cartels Constantino Diaz-Duran April 15, 2009

Historical Examples

This did not arouse the sleeper, so he added force to his hand, at which the other sagged forward limply.
In the Shadow of the Hills George C. Shedd

In fact, they are so common as to arouse little or no wonder in the minds of the people.
Riders to the Sea J. M. Synge

Even this did not arouse McClellan, and two more weeks of inaction passed before he again set his vast army in motion.
On the Trail of Grant and Lee Frederick Trevor Hill

In it we do not know the evil passions which ambition and strife are said to arouse.
Night and Morning, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton

There was nothing in it to excite interest or arouse curiosity.
The Manor House School Angela Brazil

verb
(transitive) to evoke or elicit (a reaction, emotion, or response); stimulate
to awaken from sleep
v.

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

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