Arouse A*rouse", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Aroused}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Arousing}.] [Pref. a- + rouse.] 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. [1913 Webster]

Grasping his spear, forth issued to arouse His brother, mighty sovereign on the host. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

No suspicion was aroused. --Merivale. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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