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Definition of "arouse" []

  • To awaken from or as if from sleep. (verb-transitive)
  • To stir up; excite: The odd sight aroused our curiosity. See Synonyms at provoke. (verb-transitive)
  • To stimulate sexual desire in. (verb-transitive)
  • To be or become aroused. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "arouse" in a sentence
  • "Country Road, "or something equally simple, for I would not have the title arouse any appetite which the book itself could not satisfy."
  • "Following the links as the descriptive page titles arouse your interest can keep you occupied for quite a while."
  • "* By "arouse," I don't mean sexually, I am referring to Marvel and DC's ongoing use of "events" and "deaths" to arouse interest in SCSJ** instead of quality comic book storytelling that would attract a far wider audience."