verb (used with object), roused, rous·ing.
verb (used without object), roused, rous·ing.
SYNONYMS FOR rouse
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Origin of rouse1
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OTHER WORDS FROM rouserous·ed·ness [rou-zid-nis], /ˈraʊ zɪd nɪs/, nounrouser, nounun·roused, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for rouse
Most of the witnesses had heard or seen something, sort-of; several were elderly, many roused from sleep.
He was understandably and rightly roused to added outrage because a school is supposed to be a sanctuary.Brooklyn Shooting Hits Close to Bill de Blasio’s Park Slope Home|Michael Daly|July 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Half of them, in fact, are still asleep at the appointed time, and to a man they resist being roused.Stacks: Hitting the Note with the Allman Brothers Band|Grover Lewis|March 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The kneeling nuns, roused from their devout abstraction, made their reverence and went away.
He tried to calm me, but I was roused at last, and drawing my long knife barred his way.
At any rate his stirring advice and the dispatches he brought roused the military authorities at Meerut into activity.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
Ripperda roused himself from his portentous trance, and arrayed his noble figure in the rugged habiliments of the muleteer.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
Lost as he was to most external things, Hugh roused himself to some surprise at the name of the hotel.Rosemary in Search of a Father|C. N. Williamson
And here he might have stopped with safety; but his roused, suspicious, sensitive nature, would not suffer him.
This, added to Woolf's sarcastic manner of speech, roused Trevithick's anger.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2)|Francis Trevithick