- Antonyms of AROUSE:
- calm, cause to sleep, de-energise, de-energize, dope off, doze off, drift off, drop off, drowse off, fall asleep, flake out, nod off, sedate, tranquillise, tranquilize, tranquillize, hypnotize, mesmerize, lull, catnap, conk, doze, nap, nod, rest, sleep, slumber, snooze, bed, couch, doss, flop, kip, retire, sack out, turn in, lie up, sleep in, oversleep, soothe, subdue, appease, mollify, pacify, placate.
- Examples of usage:
An inarticulate cry came from the white lips, while the helpless form strove to arouse itself from the living death of palsy.
"A Hero of Ticonderoga",Rowland E. Robinson.
I told him you were sleeping but he demanded that I arouse you at once.
"The Return of Tharn",Howard Carleton Browne.
Each took a candle from the rack in the hall and by the soft light of these began their search below, not daring to flash on the electric lights whose brilliance might possibly arouse the sleepers in the house.
"Dorothy at Oak Knowe",Evelyn Raymond.
- An inarticulate cry came from the white lips, while the helpless form strove to arouse itself from the living death of palsy.
- ambitionless, unambitious, incumbent, officeholder, awardee.