Synonyms and Antonyms of arouse
to cause to stop sleeping
- The rooster's crow aroused me from my deep sleep.
to cease to be asleep
- We set the alarm so we would arouse at 5:00 a.m.
catnap, conk (off or out), doze, drop off, nap, nod, rest, sleep, slumber, snooze
bed (down), couch, flop, retire, sack out, turn in
lie up, sleep in
to rouse to strong feeling or action
- The court's controversial decision aroused many to call for a constitutional amendment.
encourage, excite, fire (up), impassion, incite, instigate, move, pique, provoke, rev (up), spark, stimulate, stir
fan, ignite, inflame (also enflame), kindle, trigger
activate, animate, drive, energize, galvanize, induce, inspire, key (up), motivate, pump up, quicken, set off, vitalize
abet, ferment, foment, raise, whip (up)
anger, enrage, madden, upset
jeer, taunt, tease
annoy, bother, exasperate, gall, irritate, vex