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To make someone feel a particular emotion or strong emotions - thesaurus

Synonyms

affect

verb

to have a strong effect on someone’s emotions

provoke

verb

to cause a reaction, especially an angry one

inspire

verb

to give people a particular feeling

invoke

verb

formal to make someone feel a particular emotion or see a particular image in their minds

awaken

verb

formal to make someone experience a feeling or emotion

rouse

verb

to produce an emotion or feeling in someone

have

verb

to make someone have a particular feeling or do something in a particular way

arouse

verb

to cause an emotion or attitude

touch

verb

to affect your emotions, especially so that you feel sad or sympathetic

ignite

verb

formal to start a particular feeling in someone

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bore/annoy/scare etc. the pants off someone

to make someone feel very bored, annoyed, scared, etc.

bring a tear to someone’s eye

to make someone almost cry

cast a spell on/over someone

to have a strong emotional effect on someone

churn up

to produce strong emotions in someone

do to

to affect someone in a way that makes them happy, sad, or excited

engender

verb

formal to cause a feeling or attitude to exist

excite

verb

if something excites a feeling or reaction, it makes people feel or react in that way

generate

verb

to make a lot of people express feelings or opinions about something

give back

to allow someone to feel an emotion again that they had stopped feeling

hold

verb

used for talking about the feelings that something makes you have. For example, if something holds no fear for you, you are not afraid of it

imbue with

to fill someone or something with a particular quality or emotion

infect

verb

to make other people have the feeling or idea that you have

inflame

verb

literary to make someone’s feelings stronger, especially anger or sexual feelings

instil

the British spelling of instill

instill

verb

to make someone have a particular feeling or belief

kindle

verb

to start a strong interest or emotion in someone

lash

verb

to make a person or group react with a strong emotion such as anger or enthusiasm

leave

verb

to make someone feel a particular emotion or have a particular opinion

overwhelm

verb

to affect someone’s emotions in a very powerful way

raise

verb

to make someone have a particular feeling or reaction

rekindle

verb

to make you start feeling or thinking about something that you have not felt or thought about for a long time

rend

verb

literary to make someone feel great emotion

resonate

verb

to produce an emotional effect on someone

restore

verb

to make someone have a particular feeling again

scar someone for life

to have a permanent emotional effect on someone

send

verb

to make someone feel a particular emotion

spread

verb

to cause a lot of people to have a particular feeling

still

verb

literary to make an emotion weaker, or make it go away

sting

verb

to affect someone, often causing them to react in a particular way

stoke

verb

to make a feeling stronger

strike someone as something

to make someone have a particular opinion or feeling

strike/touch a chord (with someone)

to produce an emotion such as sympathy in someone

swamp

verb

to affect someone in a major way, so that they are almost unable to deal with their feelings or with a particular situation

touch someone’s heart

to make someone feel sympathy

touch/strike/hit etc. a (raw) nerve

to say or do something that annoys or hurts someone because they are sensitive about it

tug/pull/tear at someone’s heartstrings

to make someone feel a lot of love or sympathy

whip up

to encourage strong emotions or behavior in people

whip up a storm

informal to cause a strong reaction in other people

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