Meaning of arouse

Definition of arouse

(verb) call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"
stop sleeping; "She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock"
summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic; "raise the specter of unemployment"; "he conjured wild birds in the air"; "call down the spirits from the mountain"
cause to be alert and energetic; "Coffee and tea stimulate me"; "This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate"
cause to become awake or conscious; "He was roused by the drunken men in the street"; "Please wake me at 6 AM."
to begin moving; "As the thunder started the sleeping children began to stir"
stimulate sexually; "This movie usually arouses the male audience"

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