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arouse

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1 to cause to stop sleeping
  • The rooster's crow aroused me from my deep sleep.
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2 to cease to be asleep
  • We set the alarm so we would arouse at 5:00 a.m.
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3 to rouse to strong feeling or action
  • The court's controversial decision aroused many to call for a constitutional amendment.
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