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arouse

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of arouse

  1. 1 to cause to stop sleeping <the rooster's crow aroused me from my deep sleep> Synonyms wake, awake, awaken, knock up [British], rouse, wakenRelated Words roust, rout; raise, revive; reawaken, rewake; agitate, bestir, disturb, excite, provoke, stimulate, stirNear Antonyms hypnotize, mesmerizeAntonyms lull

  2. 2 to cease to be asleep <set the alarm so we would arouse at 5:00 a.m.> Synonyms wake, awake, awaken, rouse, wakenRelated Words arise, get up, rise, roll out, turn out, uprise; watch; revive; reawaken, rewake; shift, stirNear Antonyms catnap, conk (off or out), doze, drop off, nap, nod, rest, sleep, slumber, snooze; bed (down), couch, doss (down) [chiefly British], flop, kip (down) [British], retire, sack out, turn in; lie up, sleep in; oversleep

  3. 3 to rouse to strong feeling or action <the court's controversial decision aroused many to protest and to lobby the legislature for a constitutional amendment> Synonyms provoke, encourage, excite, fire (up), impassion, incite, instigate, move, pique, rev (up), spark, stimulate, stirRelated Words fan, ignite, inflame (also enflame), kindle, trigger; activate, animate, drive, energize, galvanize, induce, inspire, key (up), motivate, motive, pump up, quicken, set off, vitalize; abet, ferment, foment, raise, whip (up); anger, enrage, madden, upset; jeer, taunt, tease; aggravate, annoy, bother, exasperate, gall, get, irritate, vexNear Antonyms calm, soothe, subdue, tranquilize (also tranquillize); appease, mollify, pacify, placate




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