Part of speech: verb

To awaken; excite; animate; rouse.

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Usage examples "arouse":

  1. A glance only into such a subject as this will be sufficient to affect the heart- to arouse our indignation and our pity,- and to teach us the importance of the victory obtained. - "The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave Trade by the British Parliament (1808), Vol. I", Thomas Clarkson.
  2. And somehow the close call their chum had just had from a terrible danger, seemed to arouse the hostility of the chums against this snake in particular. - "The Strange Cabin on Catamount Island", Lawrence J. Leslie.
  3. I've no sort of wish to arouse any memories which might hurt; but I can't help feeling, dear, that I would like to know something about her. - "The Heart of Arethusa", Francis Barton Fox.