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arouses

verb , present tense third-person singular of 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
  • 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 protest and to lobby the legislature for a constitutional amendment
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