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arouse

Pronunciation: /əˈraʊz/

Translation of arouse in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 (awaken) [curiosity/interest] despertar*, suscitar; [suspicion] despertar*, levantar, suscitar her appeal aroused no response from the public su llamamiento no obtuvo ninguna respuesta por parte del público
    Example sentences
    • Accepting a position at Princeton, he attended a course on knot theory by R Fox and from this his interest was aroused in combinatorial group theory.
    • My interest was aroused in him because of the book that he was carrying.
    • Their confusion about how to shape their lives in response to these conditions arouses anxiety, and many abuse their spouse and children or turn to drugs and alcohol to alleviate their tension.
    Example sentences
    • This had probably been done with the view of arousing me from sleep.
    • One evening, after the household had gone to sleep, Jane was aroused by the smell of smoke - to find Mr. Rochester's bed on fire.
    • On admission to the PACU, Mrs L's vital signs were stable, and she was aroused from sleep easily.
  • 2 (sexually) excitar
    Example sentences
    • Some boys reported that he was sexually aroused when he did this and others reported being shown pornography.
    • Up until now, few had tried to develop a drug to sexually arouse women because the task involves more than getting blood to move around.
    • He says it is something that will sexually arouse a person every time he/she is exposed to the stimulus.

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