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‘I was surprised to find that this look aroused me’

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