arouse


arouse

verb

Definition of AROUSE

1
to cause to stop sleeping <the rooster's crow aroused me from my deep sleep>
Synonyms arouse, awake, awaken, knock up [British], rouse, waken
Near Antonyms hypnotize, mesmerize
Antonyms lull
2
to cease to be asleep <set the alarm so we would arouse at 5:00 a.m.>
Near 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
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>
Near Antonyms calm, soothe, subdue, tranquilize (also tranquillize); appease, mollify, pacify, placate

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