Synonyms for arouse

Synonyms for (verb) arouse

Synonyms: come alive, wake, wake up, waken, arouse, awake, awaken

Definition: stop sleeping

Usage: She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock

Similar words: turn, change state

Definition: undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

Usage: We turned from Socialism to Capitalism; The people turned against the President when he stole the election


Synonyms: awaken, arouse, rouse, wake, wake up, waken

Definition: cause to become awake or conscious

Usage: He was roused by the drunken men in the street; Please wake me at 6 AM.

Similar words: alter, change, modify

Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue


Synonyms: stimulate, brace, arouse, energise, energize, perk up

Definition: cause to be alert and energetic

Usage: Coffee and tea stimulate me; This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate

Similar words: affect

Definition: act physically on; have an effect upon

Usage: the medicine affects my heart rate


Synonyms: bring up, call down, call forth, invoke, conjure, conjure up, arouse, put forward, raise, evoke, stir

Definition: summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic

Usage: raise the specter of unemployment; he conjured wild birds in the air; call down the spirits from the mountain

Similar words: make, create

Definition: make or cause to be or to become

Usage: make a mess in one's office; create a furor


Synonyms: kindle, elicit, enkindle, evoke, fire, arouse, raise, provoke

Definition: call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)

Usage: arouse pity; raise a smile; evoke sympathy

Similar words: make, create

Definition: make or cause to be or to become

Usage: make a mess in one's office; create a furor


Synonyms: excite, sex, wind up, arouse, turn on

Definition: stimulate sexually

Usage: This movie usually arouses the male audience

Similar words: excite, stimulate, stir, shake, shake up

Definition: stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of

Usage: These stories shook the community; the civil war shook the country


Synonyms: arouse, stir

Definition: to begin moving, "As the thunder started the sleeping children began to stir"

Similar words: move

Definition: move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

Usage: He moved his hand slightly to the right