pique (one's) (emotion)

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pique (one's) (emotion)

To arouse a particular emotion in one. While the special effects looked impressive, it was the movie's approach to its female characters that piqued my interest. Nothing piques my ire like people who don't use their turn signals when they're driving! It's important to provide your children with experiences that pique their curiosity.
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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

ˌpique somebody’s ˈinterest, curiˈosity, etc.

(especially American English) make somebody very interested in something: The programme has certainly piqued public interest in this rare bird.
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Perhaps the slow build into the new series is designed to pique interest and build suspense.
They are tools to pique interest in the modern books and classic literature and raise their popularity.
And to further pique interest in the show, a few photos of Padilla and Bernardo in their location were recently uploaded on Instagram by the fan page @kdloves.
But the presence of Romelu Lukaku up front for Everton on Wednesday night was enough to pique interest.
Additionally, in times of political and economic uncertainty, the hedging nature of rural and forestry is likely to pique interest in the sector.
The author also displays great skill in finding fitting examples, using cases that both illustrate the point and pique interest.
Your ad should contain an image that will capture the reader's attention, a headline that should pique interest, and body text that gives a strong reason why readers should click on your ad.
And marketing experts say online tributes are just part of a process that will continue to pique interest in the original ad.
In launching this brand, which is the first to represent Qatar as a destination, and by channelling multiple characteristics of the nation's persona, hopes, actions and vision, our efforts to promote the country and pique interest from world travellers, gain new strength and cohesion.
However, his spell of luckless runs has seen him drop down the ratings and he line up here off a mark of 76, some 2lb lower than his last winning perch and a fact which must pique interest.
The opening chapters elicit empathy for the sensory hyper- or hyposensitivity of neurodivergent children to certain tastes and textures, recommend an open-minded to approach to finding out what specific distates underlie seemingly unreasonable pickiness, and suggest bringing interests in science, math, or other topics to pique interest in new foods (e.
Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians are hyped up as the IPL heavyweights and the tournament's marketing gurus are obviously getting a bit carried away in their attempts to pique interest.
Viola Davis is such a commanding screen presence that her involvement alone should pique interest in "How to Get Away With Murder," the cherry on top of ABC's Thursday-night all-Shonda Rhimes sundae.
1) The north sides of the walls are illuminated by low wattage in-grade uplights to accentuate texture and pique interest from afar.