arouse /əˈraʊz/ 及物動詞
A·rouse v. t. [imp. & p. p. Aroused p. pr. & vb. n. Arousing.] To excite to action from a state of rest; to stir, or put in motion or exertion; to rouse; to excite; as, to arouse one from sleep; to arouse the dormant faculties.
Grasping his spear, forth issued to arouse
His brother, mighty sovereign on the host. --Cowper.
No suspicion was aroused. --Merivale.
v 1: call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse
pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy" [syn: elicit,
enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke]
2: stop sleeping; "She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock"
[syn: wake up, awake, awaken, wake, come alive,
waken] [ant: fall asleep]
3: 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" [syn: raise, conjure, conjure up, invoke,
evoke, stir, call down, bring up, put forward,
4: cause to be alert and energetic; "Coffee and tea stimulate
me"; "This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate" [syn: stimulate,
brace, energize, energise, perk up] [ant: de-energize,
5: cause to become awake or conscious; "He was roused by the
drunken men in the street"; "Please wake me at 6 AM."
[syn: awaken, wake, waken, rouse, wake up] [ant:
cause to sleep]
6: to begin moving, "As the thunder started the sleeping
children began to stir" [syn: stir]
7: stimulate sexually; "This movie usually arouses the male
audience" [syn: sex, excite, turn on, wind up]