1 awaken, raise (up), wake up, waken, rouse, revive, stir (up):
I was aroused by the noise and reached for my pistol.
2 excite, stir up, stimulate, awaken, summon up, spark, Colloq turn on:
My suspicions were aroused because she was carrying my umbrella.
3 provoke, encourage, quicken, foster, call forth, stir up, kindle, foment:
The song aroused feelings of patriotism among the recruits.