Synonyms and Antonyms of arouse
1 to cause to stop sleeping the rooster's crow aroused me from my deep sleep Synonyms of arouse wake, awake, awaken, knock up [British], rouse, wakenWords Related to arouse roust, rout; raise, revive; reawaken, rewake; agitate, bestir, disturb, excite, provoke, stimulate, stirNear Antonyms of arouse hypnotize, mesmerizeAntonyms of arouse lull
2 to cease to be asleep set the alarm so we would arouse at 5:00 a.m. Synonyms of arouse wake, awake, awaken, rouse, wakenWords Related to arouse arise, get up, rise, roll out, turn out, uprise; watch; revive; reawaken, rewake; shift, stirNear Antonyms of arouse 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 Synonyms of arouse provoke, encourage, excite, fire (up), impassion, incite, instigate, move, pique, rev (up), spark, stimulate, stirWords Related to arouse 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 of arouse calm, soothe, subdue, tranquilize (also tranquillize); appease, mollify, pacify, placate
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