verb (used with object), roused, rous·ing.
verb (used without object), roused, rous·ing.
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Origin of rouse1
SYNONYMS FOR rouse
synonym study for rouse
OTHER WORDS FROM rouserous·ed·ness [rou-zid-nis] /ˈraʊ zɪd nɪs/, nounrous·er, nounun·roused, adjective
Words nearby rouse
Example sentences from the Web for rouser
The boys were going to have a rouser that night; everybody out in front of the gym before dinner for songs and speeches.The Mystery of Arnold Hall|Helen M. Persons
But Rouser hath forgot the claw-bearer, though his bleeding nose for many a day shall remember.
The men responded with a faint cheer—they were too much exhausted for "a rouser."North-Pole Voyages|Zachariah Atwell Mudge
After this "rouser," as he called it, he sat down again, and almost immediately fell fast asleep.Blown to Bits|Robert Michael Ballantyne
After this “rouser,” as he called it, he sat down again, and almost immediately fell fast asleep.Blown to Bits|R.M. Ballantyne
British Dictionary definitions for rouser (1 of 3)
- a person or thing that rouses people, such as a stirring speech or compelling rock song
- (in combination)rabble-rouser