Opposite words for arouse:
drowse off, turn in, tranquillize, de-energise, calm, couch, nod off, doze, tranquilize, fall asleep, nap, dope off, slumber, soothe, lie up, mesmerize, snooze, nod, flake out, oversleep, doze off, flop, conk, mollify, doss, sleep, hypnotize, pacify, placate, rest, lull, appease, sleep in, drift off, subdue, sedate, de-energize, tranquillise, kip, sack out, bed, catnap, cause to sleep, retire, drop off.
Usage samples:
  1. These Pompilia was destined to arouse.
    "A Handbook to the Works of Browning (6th ed.)", Mrs. Sutherland Orr.
  2. There he was to remain some little time, so as to arouse confidence in the people before making his pretended discovery.
    "The Firm of Girdlestone", Arthur Conan Doyle.
  3. He whom women had always bowed before was unable to arouse in her a spark of interest.
    "The Grain Of Dust A Novel", David Graham Phillips.
  4. If there is anything which is calculated at once to arouse us who profess and call ourselves Christians and to make us ashamed, it is that the diligence with which His Example is followed, the earnestness with which His words are studied, by some whom we hold to have abandoned the Catholic Faith, throw into the shade the obedience, the love, the earnestness which prevail among ourselves.
    "Modern Substitutes for Christianity", Pearson McAdam Muir.