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Definition of Arouse


  1. To excite to action from a state of rest; to stir, or put in motion or exertion; to rouse; to excite; as, to arouse one from sleep; to arouse the dormant faculties.

Arouse Quotations

An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Hard times arouse an instinctive desire for authenticity.
Coco Chanel

I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among men the greatest asset I possess. The way to develop the best that is in a man is by appreciation and encouragement.
Charles Schwab

If this work can contribute in any way toward proving this, and at the same time arouse the conscience of the American people to a demand for justice to every citizen, and punishment by law for the lawless, I shall feel I have done my race a service.
Ida B. Wells

Civil disobedience's main goal typically is to try to arouse and inspire others to join and do something. Well, sometimes that is a good tactic, sometimes not.
Noam Chomsky
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Arouse Translations

arouse in Dutch is wakker maken, wekken, opwekken
arouse in Latin is concito, sollicito, moveo moti motum, suscito
arouse in Norwegian is vekke
arouse in Portuguese is desperte
arouse in Swedish is phetsa, framkalla