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Definition of "rouse" []

  • To arouse from slumber, apathy, or depression. (verb-transitive)
  • To excite, as to anger or action; stir up. See Synonyms at provoke. (verb-transitive)
  • To awaken. (verb-intransitive)
  • To become active. (verb-intransitive)
  • The act or an instance of arousing. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "rouse" in a sentence
  • "In fact, this rouse is so clever that your credit card statement will even show “donation to Planned Parenthood”."
  • "However, I've never eaten a single rouse from a bowl of rice."
  • "In these circumstances why should Pechorin rouse himself to care about anything?"