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arouse (elicit)

Definition:

to call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)

Class:

emotion verb (feeling)

Related to:

arousal

Past tense:

aroused

Present participle:

arousing

3rd-person singular present:

arouses

Type of:

make

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage example:

arouse pity

Etymology:

"rouse", on the pattern of the pair of rise, arise
(Source: Oxford Dictionary)  [more]

All senses of arouse...

Definition references  (+images)

Collins Dictionary:

enkindle | kindle [synonym, sense-specific] | arouse [synonym, sense-specific] | enkindler [noun, derived]

to set on fire; kindle | to excite to activity or ardour; arouse (12 of 302 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/enkindle

Merriam-Webster:

enkindle | flame [synonym, sense-specific] | burn [synonym, sense-specific] | fire [synonym, sense-specific] | ignite [synonym, sense-specific] | inflame [synonym, sense-specific] | kindle [synonym, sense-specific] | light [synonym, sense-specific] | torch [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

to set (as fuel) on fire | to make bright and glowing | to take fire; "flame" (15 of 112 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/enkindle

Oxford Dictionary:

enkindle [transitive, literary]

set on fire | arouse or inspire (an emotion) (8 of 48 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/enkindle

enkindle

Syllabification: (en·kin·dle) | [transitive, literary] | set on fire. | arouse or inspire (an emotion) (12 of 38 words, 4 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/enkindle

Wiktionary:

kindle | kindles [plural] | kindled [past tense] | kindling [present participle] | enkindled [past tense] | enkindling [present participle] | enkindles [3rd-person singular present] | ignite [synonym, sense-specific] | arouse [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

[obsolete] A group of kittens. | [transitive] To start (a fire) or light (a torch). | [transitive, figurative] To arouse or inspire (a passion, etc). | [obsolete] To bring forth young; to give birth. (31 of 48 words, 4 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/kindle

American Heritage Dictionary:

enkindle | enkindled [past tense] | enkindling [present participle] | enkindles [3rd-person singular present] | enkindler [noun, related]

To set afire; light. | To incite; arouse. | To make luminous and glowing. | To catch fire. (15 of 27 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/enkindle

New World Dictionary:

enkindle | enkindled [past tense] | enkindling [present participle]

to set on fire; make blaze up | to stir up; arouse; excite (12 of 19 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/enkindle

Random House Dictionary:

enkindle | enkindled [past tense] | enkindling [present participle]

to kindle into flame, ardor, activity, etc. (7 of 15 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/enkindle

Macmillan British Dictionary:

elicit [transitive, formal] | elicited [past tense] | eliciting [present participle] | elicits [3rd-person singular present]

to make someone react in the way that you want | to manage to get information from someone (17 of 62 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/elicit

Cambridge Dictionary:

elicit [formal]

to get or produce something, especially information or a reaction (10 of 43 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/elicit

Wikipedia:

Provocation [disambiguation] | provoke

may refer to: Provocation (legal), a type of legal defense in court which claims the "victim" provoked the accused's actions | Agent provocateur, a (generally political) group that tries to goad a desired response from the group or otherwise disrupt... (39 of 198 words, 10 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Provocation

Britannica Encyclopedia:

fire [combustion]

rapid burning of combustible material with the evolution of heat and usually accompanied by flame. It's one of the human race's essential tools, ... (23 of 1038 words, 3 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/207750​/fire

fire [gem]

in gems, rapidly changing flashes of colour seen in some gems, such as diamonds. Some minerals show dispersion; that is, they break incident white ... (24 of 106 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/207780​/fire

Columbia Encyclopedia:

fire

the phenomenon of combustion as seen in light, flame, and heat; it's one of the basic tools of human culture. In ancient Greece and later, fire was ... (27 of 234 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/society​/A​0818724​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

enkindle | enkindled [past tense] | enkindling [present participle] | enkindles [3rd-person singular present] | enkindler [noun, derived]

to spark an emotional or intellectual response in somebody | to set something on fire, or start burning (17 of 56 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861608536​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Oxford Dictionary:

arouse

First use: late 16th century

Origin: "rouse", on the pattern of the pair of rise, arise

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/arouse

American Heritage Dictionary:

arouse | aroused [past tense] | arousing [present participle] | arouses [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: From "rouse", on the model of such pairs as rise, arise.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/arouse

Online Etymology:

arouse

First use: 1590s

Origin: "awaken" (transitive), from "a-" (1) "on" + "rouse".

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=arouse

Merriam-Webster:

arouse | aroused [past tense] | arousing [present participle]

First use: 1593

Origin: a- (as in arise) + rouse

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/arouse

New World Dictionary:

arouse | aroused [past tense] | arousing [present participle]

Origin: "a-", intensive + "rouse"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/arouse

a-

Origin: weakened form of Old English an, on, in, "on" | Old English a-, out of, up | Old English of-, af- | Greek a-, an-, not

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rouse | roused [past tense] | rousing [present participle]

Origin: Late Middle English rowsen: originally technical term in hawking and hunting, hence probably from Anglo-French or Old French | aphetic for ... (20 of 29 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/rouse

Wiktionary:

arouse | aroused [past tense] | arousing [present participle] | arouses [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: a- + rouse.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/arouse

a-

Origin: Middle English a- ("up, out, away"), from Old English ā-, originally *ar-, *or-,... | Middle English variant form of y-, from Old English ġe-, from Proto-Germanic *ga-. | Anglo-Norman a-,... (28 of 77 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/a-

rouse | rouses [plural] | roused [past tense] | rousing [present participle]

Origin: Middle English rowsen, rouzen, rusen ("to rush out"), from Old Norse *rūsa ("to storm out, rush"), from Proto-Germanic *rūsanan ("to bluster, be fierce, storm"), from Proto-Indo-European *orewǝ- ("to... (28 of 63 etymology words)

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Encarta Dictionary:

arouse | roused [past tense] | rousing [present participle] | rouses [3rd-person singular present]

First use: 15th century

Origin: unknown

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861586869​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

arouse | aroused [past tense] | arousing [present participle] | arouses [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "arouse"

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Collins Dictionary:

arouse

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "arouse"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/arouse

Macmillan British Dictionary:

arouse [transitive] | aroused [past tense] | arousing [present participle] | arouses [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "arouse"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/arouse

Macmillan American Dictionary:

arouse [transitive] | aroused [past tense] | arousing [present participle] | arouses [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "arouse"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/arouse

Cambridge Dictionary:

arouse

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "arouse"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "arouse"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/arouse

the Free Dictionary:

arouse

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "arouse"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "arouse"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "arouse" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

arouse | aroused [past tense] | arousing [present participle] | arouses [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: English pronunciation of "arouse"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

arouse

Audio: North American pronunciation of "arouse"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=arouse​01 word=arouse

YourDictionary Audio:

arouse

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "arouse" by speech synthesizer

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