- 1 arouse something to make someone have a particular feeling or attitude to arouse someone's interest/curiosity/anger Her strange behavior aroused our suspicions. Hunting still succeeds in arousing a great deal of controversy.
- 2arouse somebody to make someone feel sexually excited synonym excite
- 3arouse somebody to make you feel more active and want to start doing something The whole community was aroused by the crime.
- 4arouse somebody (from something) (formal) to wake someone from sleep see also rouse
NAmE//əˈraʊz//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they arouse
he / she / it arouses
past simple aroused
-ing form arousing
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NAmE//əˈraʊzl//noun [uncountable] emotional/sexual arousal