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Synonyms for arouse

Synonyms for (verb) arouse

Synonyms: come alive, wake, wake up, waken, arouse, awake, awaken Definition: stop sleeping Usage: She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock

Similar words: turn, change state Definition: undergo a transformation or a change of position or action Usage: We turned from Socialism to Capitalism; The people turned against the President when he stole the election

Synonyms: awaken, arouse, rouse, wake, wake up, waken Definition: cause to become awake or conscious Usage: He was roused by the drunken men in the street; Please wake me at 6 AM.

Similar words: alter, change, modify Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue

Synonyms: stimulate, brace, arouse, energise, energize, perk up Definition: cause to be alert and energetic Usage: Coffee and tea stimulate me; This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate

Similar words: affect Definition: act physically on; have an effect upon Usage: the medicine affects my heart rate

Synonyms: bring up, call down, call forth, invoke, conjure, conjure up, arouse, put forward, raise, evoke, stir Definition: summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic Usage: raise the specter of unemployment; he conjured wild birds in the air; call down the spirits from the mountain

Similar words: make, create Definition: make or cause to be or to become Usage: make a mess in one's office; create a furor

Synonyms: kindle, elicit, enkindle, evoke, fire, arouse, raise, provoke Definition: call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses) Usage: arouse pity; raise a smile; evoke sympathy

Similar words: make, create Definition: make or cause to be or to become Usage: make a mess in one's office; create a furor

Synonyms: excite, sex, wind up, arouse, turn on Definition: stimulate sexually Usage: This movie usually arouses the male audience

Similar words: excite, stimulate, stir, shake, shake up Definition: stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of Usage: These stories shook the community; the civil war shook the country

Synonyms: arouse, stir Definition: to begin moving, "As the thunder started the sleeping children began to stir"

Similar words: move Definition: move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion Usage: He moved his hand slightly to the right