1. Call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses) (synset 201763170)
    "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"
  2. Stop sleeping (synset 200018519)
    "She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock"
  3. Summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic (synset 201633150)
    "raise the specter of unemployment"; "he conjured wild birds in the air"; "call down the spirits from the mountain"
  4. Cause to be alert and energetic (synset 200022679)
    "Coffee and tea stimulate me"; "This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate"
  5. Cause to become awake or conscious (synset 200018806)
    "He was roused by the drunken men in the street"; "Please wake me at 6 AM."
  6. To begin moving (synset 201898157)
    "As the thunder started the sleeping children began to stir"
  7. Stimulate sexually (synset 201766135)
    "This movie usually arouses the male audience"

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