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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 arouse /əˈraʊz/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 arouse /əˈraʊz/ 及物動詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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,
         call forth]
      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,
          de-energize, sedate]
      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]