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.
The downside of a writer “arousing love” is literary groupies.
Still Cool Camus Allen Barra January 1, 2010
Afterward, the company became timid and slow, almost afraid to compete for fear of arousing more scrutiny.
Google Faces Antitrust Subpoena Dan Lyons June 22, 2011
Scratch that: these are actually more cringe-worthy than arousing.
’50 Shades of Grey’ Author E.L. James to Publish Writing Advice Guide Molly Taylor March 10, 2013
The elusiveness at Obama’s core, which once served him so well, has turned back on itself, arousing suspicions.
The Inescapable President Eric Dezenhall September 17, 2009
According to the dictionary, it is “arousing a sympathetic response.”
Saudi Arabia’s Religious Police Outlaw ‘Tempting Eyes’ David Keyes November 18, 2011
Denonville had succeeded in arousing the French government to the importance of proceeding vigorously against the Iroquois.
Count Frontenac William Dawson LeSueur
“That man is only arousing the people and accomplishing no good,” said Lawrence.
Rodney, the Ranger John V. Lane
Do you know, Major, for a stranger you are arousing extraordinary curiosity?
The Colonel of the Red Huzzars John Reed Scott
The picture of it shot into his eyes, arousing a hate in his thought.
Erik Dorn Ben Hecht
During our ride the night before, Sponsilier and I had discussed the possibility of arousing the authorities at Glendive.
The Outlet Andy Adams
(transitive) to evoke or elicit (a reaction, emotion, or response); stimulate
to awaken from sleep
1590s, “awaken” (transitive), from a- (1) “on” + rouse. Related: Aroused; arousing.
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acronym from Advanced Research Projects Agency Network, set up in 1969 by a branch of the U.S. Department of Defense in partnership with four universities; acknowledged as “the world’s first operational packet switching network” and predecessor of the Internet. ARPANET (är’pə-nět) A computer network developed by the Advanced Research Project Agency (now the Defense Advance […]
to sound the notes of (a chord) in succession.