verb (used with object), aroused, arousing.
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.
verb (used without object), aroused, arousing.
to awake or become aroused:
At dawn the farmers began to arouse.
(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.
[uh-soom] /əˈsum/ verb (used with object), assumed, assuming. 1. to take for granted or without proof: to assume that everyone wants peace. Synonyms: suppose, presuppose; postulate, posit. 2. to take upon oneself; undertake: to assume an obligation. 3. to take over the duties or responsibilities of: to assume the office of treasurer. 4. to take […]
[oh-ver-eyt] /ˌoʊ vərˈeɪt/ verb 1. simple past tense of . [oh-ver-eet] /ˌoʊ vərˈit/ verb (used without object), overate, overeaten, overeating. 1. to too much: If you overeat, you’re bound to get fat. verb (used with object), overate, overeaten, overeating. 2. to more than is good for (oneself): The food was so tasty we overate ourselves. […]
[noun uh-ten-shuh n; interjection uh-ten-shuhn] /noun əˈtɛn ʃən; interjection əˌtɛnˈʃʌn/ noun 1. the act or faculty of attending, especially by directing the mind to an object. 2. Psychology. 3. observant care; consideration: Individual attention is given to each child. 4. civility or courtesy: attention to a guest. 5. notice or awareness: His deliberate cough caught […]
[uh-ten-tiv] /əˈtɛn tɪv/ adjective 1. characterized by or giving ; observant: an attentive audience. 2. thoughtful of others; considerate; polite; courteous: an attentive host. /ˌəʊvərəˈtɛntɪv/ adjective 1. excessively careful to fulfil the needs and wants (of) /əˈtɛntɪv/ adjective 1. paying attention; listening carefully; observant 2. (postpositive) often foll by to. careful to fulfil the needs […]