pique curiosity

pique someone's curiosity

 and pique someone's interest
to arouse interest; to arouse curiosity. The advertisement piqued my curiosity about the product. The professor tried to pique the students' interest in French literature.
See also: curiosity, pique
References in classic literature ?
It was an inscription well calculated to pique curiosity.
Almost any other man than Caleb Garth might have been tempted to linger on the spot for the sake of hearing all he could about a man whose acquaintance with Bulstrode seemed to imply passages in the banker's life so unlike anything that was known of him in Middlemarch that they must have the nature of a secret to pique curiosity.
Urban legends pique curiosity, with just enough apparent truth to make them feel real.
Like all of Lanthimos' earlier work, the film is distinguished by the quality of the writing and he skilfully employs staccato lines of dialogue to pique curiosity and set our nerves on edge.
Like all of Lanthimos' earlier work, the film is distinguished the quality of the writing and he skilfully employs staccato lines dialogue to pique curiosity and set our nerves on edge.
In this specific case, Urs Digitally offers a deeper understanding of a complicated concept in order to pique curiosity and drive lead generation.
There are limitless ways to include animals in a child's learning, and there is a wide variety of remarkable, informative books that can pique curiosity, encourage investigation and otherwise engage students in their learning.
Overall, this slim volume gives the reader more questions than answers, but it will pique curiosity and hopefully, lead to further research.
Rather than attempting to craft a narrative of the works on view, however, he and Snyderman simply hope to pique curiosity and interest for the region's under-examined work.
I knew "beer cocktails" would be a foreign concept to some of our guests and team members, so I wanted to introduce them with familiar beer brands that would pique curiosity and encourage trial.
The results play like a badly dated French New Wave pic, chatty and unfocused, though Doha Tribeca's top prize will pique curiosity among fest programmers.
Parents, administrators, elected officials, and especially our students can more than appreciate the inquiry approach and honing questioning skills and reflection to pique curiosity.
Sharjah Summer Breaks from Dh99 is a startling promise to make in an advertisement (Gulf News today) and one that is guaranteed to pique curiosity from would-be summer breakers.
Items that might pique curiosity this year include guidelines from the Jewish texts for "green living;" the life of Jews in small-town New England; an exploration of Jewish communities in Latin America, and an examination of kosher food preparation, in the wake of accusations of illegal practices at some processing plants.
Give them enough information to pique curiosity, but not too much to drown them in detail.