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arouse

 
Verb arouse has 7 senses
  1. arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke - call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"
    --1 is one way to make, create
    Derived form: noun arousal1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  2. wake up, awake, arouse, awaken, wake, come alive, waken - stop sleeping; "She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock"
    --2 is one way to change state, turn
    Derived form: noun arousal3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
  3. raise, conjure, conjure up, invoke, evoke, stir, call down, arouse, bring up, put forward, call forth - evoke or call forth, with or as if by magic; "raise the specter of unemployment"; "he conjured wild birds in the air"; "stir a disturbance"; "call down the spirits from the mountain"
    --3 is one way to make, create
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  4. stimulate, arouse, brace, energize, energise, perk up - cause to be alert and energetic; "Coffee and tea stimulate me"; "This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate"
    --4 is one way to affect
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  5. awaken, wake, waken, rouse, wake up, arouse - cause to become awake or conscious; "He was roused by the drunken men in the street"; "Please wake me at 6 AM."
    --5 is one way to change, alter, modify
    Derived forms: noun arouser1, noun arousal3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
  6. arouse, stir - to begin moving, "As the thunder started the sleeping children began to stir"
    --6 is one way to move
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
  7. arouse, sex, excite, turn on, wind up - stimulate sexually; "This movie usually arouses the male audience"
    --7 is one way to stimulate, shake, shake up, excite, stir
    Sample sentence:
    The performance is likely to arouse Sue
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