verb (used with object), aroused, arousing.
to stir to action or strong response; excite: to arouse a crowd; to arouse suspicion.
to awaken; wake up: The footsteps aroused the dog.
verb (used without object), aroused, arousing.
to awake or become aroused: At dawn the farmers began to arouse.
arousal /əˈraʊzəl/ [uh-rou-zuhl] Show IPA , noun
rearouse, verb, rearoused, rearousing.
Can be confused: arose
1. animate; inspirit, inspire; incite, provoke, instigate; stimulate, kindle, fire.