- vt. 引起；唤醒；鼓励
- vi. 激发；醒来；发奋
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古英语前缀a-, 来自PIE*uz, 向上，向外，词源同out. 单词rouse, 唤醒。
- arouse:  Shakespeare is the first writer on record to use arouse, in 2 Henry VI, 1593: ‘Loud howling wolves arouse the jades that drag the tragic melancholy night’. It was formed, with the intensive prefix a-, from rouse, a word of unknown origin which was first used in English in the 15th century as a technical term in falconry, meaning ‘plump up the feathers’.
- arouse (v.)
- 1590s, "awaken" (transitive), from a- (1) "on" + rouse. Related: Aroused; arousing.
- 1. There is nothing like a long walk to arouse the appetite.
- 2. Their persecution only serves to arouse the opposition of the people.
- 3. We must arouse them to fight for their own emancipation.
- 4. We must arouse them to fight with enemies.
- 5. Silly mistakes and queer clothes often arouse ridicule.
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