arouse - definition and synonyms

 
 
verb [transitive] 

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/əˈraʊz/
present tense
I/you/we/theyarouse
he/she/itarouses
present participlearousing
past tensearoused
past participlearoused
  1. 2
    literary to wake someone who has been sleeping

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