Definition of Rouse

1. Verb. Become active. "He finally bestirred himself"

Exact synonyms: Bestir
Generic synonyms: Be Active, Move



2. Verb. Force or drive out. "The police routed them out of bed at 2 A.M."
Exact synonyms: Drive Out, Force Out, Rout Out
Generic synonyms: Displace, Move
Related verbs: Chase Away, Dispel, Drive Away, Drive Off, Drive Out, Run Off, Turn Back
Specialized synonyms: Hunt, Smoke Out

3. Verb. Cause to be agitated, excited, or roused. "The good news will rouse her"; "The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks"
Exact synonyms: Agitate, Charge, Charge Up, Commove, Excite, Turn On
Specialized synonyms: Hype Up, Psych Up, Bother, Pother, Electrify
Generic synonyms: Disturb, Trouble, Upset
Derivative terms: Agitative, Charge, Excitant, Excitement, Rousing, Turn-on
Antonyms: Calm

4. Verb. Cause to become awake or conscious. "Please wake me at 6 AM."
Exact synonyms: Arouse, Awaken, Wake, Wake Up, Waken
Specialized synonyms: Reawaken, Bring Around, Bring Back, Bring Round, Bring To, Call
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Derivative terms: Arousal, Arouser, Awakening, Rouser
Antonyms: Cause To Sleep

Definition of Rouse

1. v. i. & t. To pull or haul strongly and all together, as upon a rope, without the assistance of mechanical appliances.

2. n. A bumper in honor of a toast or health.

3. v. t. To cause to start from a covert or lurking place; as, to rouse a deer or other animal of the chase.

4. v. i. To get or start up; to rise.

Definition of Rouse

1. Noun. an arousal ¹

2. Noun. an official ceremony over drinks ¹

3. Noun. (military British and Canada) The sounding of a bugle in the morning after reveille, to signal that soldiers are to rise from bed, often ''the rouse''. ¹

4. Verb. to wake or be awoken from sleep, or from apathy ¹

5. Verb. to provoke (someone) to anger or action ¹

6. Verb. (nautical) To pull by main strength; to haul ¹

7. Verb. (obsolete) To be excited to thought or action from a state of indolence or inattention. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rouse

1. to bring out of a state of sleep or inactivity [v ROUSED, ROUSING, ROUSES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rouse

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Literary usage of Rouse

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1. Narrative and Lyric Poems: For Students by Samuel Swayze Seward (1909)
"GIVE A rouse KING CHARLES, and who'll do him right now? King Charles, and who's ripe for ... Give a rouse: here's, in hell's despite now, King Charles! ..."

2. The Leading English Poets from Chaucer to Browning by Lucius Hudson Holt (1915)
"GIVE A rouse King Charles, and who '11 do him right now ? ... King Charles, and who's ripe for Give a rouse: here's, in hell's despite now, King Charles! ..."

3. Publications by Folklore Society (Great Britain) (1897)
"WHD rouse. The following notices of the couvade may be interesting ... WHD rouse. A FOLKTALE CONCERNING JESUS CHRIST. In 1869 a lady, visiting a poor woman ..."

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