pique curiosity

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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
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Given Baillie Gifford's interest in identifying future trends, it is one to pique interest. It is also worth noting that Baillie Gifford had chosen to access these types of companies through the listed, closed-ended structure, which time and again has proved to be a superior way to access unlisted companies."
Produced by publishers, and sometimes authors themselves, they are tools to pique interest in the novel and raise their popularity.
"This is the third iteration of the ride, and we've decided to announce it a bit earlier this year to pique interest and shape the event.
The text's verbatim lectures can be tedious, but they also often pique interest. The latter half of the book contains enough mystery and thriller elements to remain engaging.
It was exactly a month ahead of 'Shadow Magic's' launch date, in order to pique interest and start building an audience.
Paddy McNair's third goal in as many appearances highlighted the importance of keeping the midfielder; Coleman described it as a "must" earlier in the week - but will only have served to further pique interest. The former Manchester United trainee joined in the summer of 2016, and is therefore not one of those whose wages will be cut on relegation.
Sunderland Paddy McNair's third goal in as many appearances highlighted the importance of keeping the midfielder -- Coleman described it as a "must" earlier in the week -- but will only have served to further pique interest. The former Manchester United trainee joined in the summer of 2016, and is therefore not one of those whose wages will be cut on relegation.
Perhaps the slow build into the new series is designed to pique interest and build suspense.
But the presence of Romelu Lukaku up front for Everton on Wednesday night was enough to pique interest.
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."