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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to sexually excite)
a. excitar
The full-body massage was beginning to arouse Cristina.El masaje de cuerpo completo empezaba a excitar a Cristina.
2. (to provoke)
a. despertar
Just act normal. Don't do anything that would arouse suspicion.Solo actúa normal. No hagas nada que despertaría sospechas.
b. suscitar
The cover of the book aroused the girl's curiosity.La cubierta del libro suscitó la curiosidad de la chica.
c. levantar
The actress aroused controversy on social media with the photo she posted.La actriz levantó polémica en las redes sociales por la foto que publicó.
3. (to awaken)
a. despertar
Nestor was sleeping on the couch when a sudden noise aroused him.Néstor dormía en el sofá cuando un ruido repentino lo despertó.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (sleeping person)
a. despertar
2. (emotion, desire)
a. despertar, provocar
3. (suspicion)
a. levantar, despertar
4. (sexually)
a. excitar
arouse [əˈraʊz]
transitive verb
1 (awaken from sleep) despertar
2 (stimulate) [+suspicion, curiosity] despertar; suscitar
it aroused great interest despertó or suscitó mucho interés
There is nothing like a crisp, dry sherry /to arouse the appetite/
to arouse the appetite abrir el apetito
He aroused her mothering instincts
it should arouse you to greater efforts debería incitarte a esforzarte más
3 (sexually) excitar
Some men are aroused when their partner says erotic words to them
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