To cease sleeping
To induce or elicit (a reaction or emotion)
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A warm touch began to arouse Dean.
But all she managed to do was arouse Josh.
At the slumber party, the girls tried not to arouse their sleeping friends.
It was cumbrous and but little calculated to arouse patriotic sentiments in its citizens.
Do not arouse the animals in zoo exhibits by tapping on the glass.