pique curiosity

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.
See also: pique

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. One would greatly like to know the nature of the wrong that had been done, and what sort of vengeance was wanted, and whether the prisoner ever achieved it or not.
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. But Caleb was peculiar: certain human tendencies which are commonly strong were almost absent from his mind; and one of these was curiosity about personal affairs.
Pictures in books open up a world of knowledge, pique curiosity, send the mind reeling in different directions, start conversations that dig deep into their thought processes, identity, their place and role in life.
Through the vibrant Pathways Institute for Lifelong Learning, anyone aged 55 or better in the Harrisburg and Lancaster regions may participate in courses and programs that pique curiosity, inspire discovery, and foster exploration.
Displaying some local photography or artwork might pique curiosity and help you build a relationship with nearby shop owners, too.
CREATE LINES OF SIGHT that pique curiosity and encourage wandering to other sections of the garden.
"Our teachers firmly believe that happy students are productive students and thus create inspirational learning environments that pique curiosity and engage learners on all levels."
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.
These few words have the power to pique curiosity, potentially leading the curious to consult other historical records.