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verb [transitive] British English pronunciation: arouse /əˈraʊz/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyarouse
he/she/itarouses
present participlearousing
past tensearoused
past participlearoused
  1. 1
    to cause an emotion or attitude

    These rumours have aroused intense interest among investors.

    a controversial plan that is sure to arouse strong opposition

  2. 2
    literary to wake someone who has been sleeping

    Beth dozed peacefully until she was aroused by the dogs barking.

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