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arouse (one) from

To wake someone. Can someone arouse Todd from his sleep? It's one in the afternoon!
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arouse someone from something

to activate a person out of a state of rest, sleep, or inaction. I could not arouse her from her sleep. She aroused herself from a deep sleep.
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But his poetry also aims to arouse feelings of disgust, rage, and indignation, to coax out feelings of sadness, loneliness and vulnerability, and to infect his listeners with his expressed passion, ecstasy, and child-like wonderment at the mysteries and marvels of existence.
Even so, he doubtless will continue to arouse the ire of the political correctness mandarins, in large measure because of his use of cutting-edge research that flouts the conventional wisdom.
I don't need any help to shock, excite, or arouse curiosity.
If he doesn't want to do it, then you shouldn't try to arouse him.
1 : to make active or more active : arouse <The advertisements stimulated interest in the new product.
At least a third of the nation's species should arouse conservation concern, according to a preliminary estimate by The Nature Conservancy and the Association for Biodiversity Information in Arlington, Va.
I can't help wondering whether in referring to "border crossings," or to the "formless" character of the objects and sites that arouse his interest, or just arouse him, Kelley isn't sending up a lot of recent critical language - language that often engages his work.
3 : to call into being : arouse <She tried to summon up courage.
Our aim is to help companies find that unique voice, the one that can provide their important audiences with messages that touch the senses, arouse the emotions, stimulate action and linger in memory.
A literal "illustration" would have been pornographic, but there is nothing pornographic, in the strict sense, about Mathews' text, since it does not seek to arouse the reader: its tone is cool, humorous, and affectionate.
2 : to arouse and hold the concern, curiosity, or attention of <This movie doesn't interest me.
Meanwhile, you need to focus on relaxing and guiding your lover in the techniques that arouse you.
The ex-gay movement arouses among many gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered people, like me, as much compassion as its blatant lies arouse anger.
WOMEN government staff have been banned from wearing miniskirts and lots of make-up because they can arouse men's "animal instincts".
Few issues arouse the passions of computer programmers more than the relative merits of different programming languages, and the veteran language Fortran has certainly endured its share of criticism over the years.