1. call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)

- arouse pity

Similar word(s): elicit, enkindle, evoke, fire, kindle, provoke, raise

Definition categories: emotion, create, make

2. stop sleeping

Similar word(s): awake, awaken, wake, waken

Definition categories: body, turn

3. summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic

Similar word(s): conjure, evoke, invoke, raise, stir

Definition categories: creation, summon

4. cause to be alert and energetic

Similar word(s): brace, energise, energize, stimulate

Definition categories: body, affect

5. cause to become awake or conscious

Similar word(s): awaken, rouse, wake, waken

Definition categories: body, alter, change, modify

6. to begin moving

Similar word(s): stir

Definition categories: motion, move

7. stimulate sexually

- This movie usually arouses the male audience

Similar word(s): excite, sex

Definition categories: emotion, excite, shake, stimulate, stir

Sentences with arouse as a verb:

- to arouse compassion;  to arouse jealousy; to arouse anger

- I can't keep my eyes off the dancer; she arouses me greatly.

- She was snoring and nothing would arouse her.