Date: 1500-1600
Origin: rouse


a‧rouse [transitive]

arouse interest/expectations etc

to make you become interested, expect something etc:
Matt's behavior was arousing the interest of the neighbors.

arouse hostility/suspicion/resentment/anger etc

to make someone feel very unfriendly and angry, or suspicious:
A great deal of anger was aroused by Campbell's decision.
3 to make someone feel sexually excited [= excite]:
She felt aroused by the pressure of his body so close to hers.
4 literary to wake someone
arouse from
Anne had to be aroused from a deep sleep.

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