Synonyms of arouse in English:

arouse


See definition of arouse

verb

1‘they had aroused his hostility and suspicion’

SYNONYMS

cause, induce, prompt, set off, trigger, stir up, inspire, call forth, bring into being, call into being, draw forth, bring out, excite, evoke, pique, whet, stir, engender, generate, kindle, fire, touch off, spark off, provoke, foster, whip up, sow the seeds of

literary enkindle

ANTONYMS

allay

2‘an ability to influence the audience and to arouse the masses’

SYNONYMS

stir up, rouse, excite, galvanize, electrify, stimulate, inspire, move, fire up, fire the enthusiasm of, fire the imagination of, get going, whip up, inflame, agitate, goad, provoke, spur on, urge, encourage, animate, incite, egg on

North American light a fire under

rare inspirit

ANTONYMS

pacify

3‘his touch aroused her’

SYNONYMS

excite, arouse sexually, stimulate, make feel sexually excited, make feel sexy, titillate

please, attract

informal turn on, get going, give someone a thrill, float someone's boat, do it for someone, light someone's fire, tickle someone's fancy

ANTONYMS

turn off

4‘she was aroused from her sleep by her mother’

SYNONYMS

wake, wake up, waken, awaken, bring to, bring around, rouse

British informal knock up

ANTONYMS

send to sleep