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Definition 1: cause to become awake or conscious - [verb of body]

Samples where rouse or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He was roused by the drunken men in the street
  • Please wake me at 6 AM.

Synonyms for rouse in the sense of this definition

(rouse is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of rouse ) awaken once again

(... is a kind of rouse ) return to consciousness

"These pictures bring back sad memories"

(... is a kind of rouse ) rouse somebody from sleep with a call

"I was called at 5 A.M. this morning"

Definition 2: cause to be agitated, excited, or roused - [verb of emotion]

Samples where rouse or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks

Synonyms for rouse in the sense of this definition

(rouse is a kind of ...) move deeply

"This book upset me" "A troubling thought"

(... is a kind of rouse ) get excited or stimulated

"The children were all psyched up after the movie"

(... is a kind of rouse ) make nervous or agitated

"The mere thought of her bothered him and made his heart beat faster"

(... is a kind of rouse ) make upset or troubled

(... is a kind of rouse ) excite suddenly and intensely

"The news electrified us"

Definition 3: force or drive out - [verb of motion]

Samples where rouse or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The police routed them out of bed at 2 A.M.

Synonyms for rouse in the sense of this definition

(rouse is a kind of ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

(... is a kind of rouse ) chase away, with as with force

"They hunted the unwanted immigrants out of the neighborhood"

(... is a kind of rouse ) drive out with smoke

"smoke out the bees"

(rouse has a similar meaning as ...) force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings

"Drive away potential burglars" "drive away bad thoughts" "dispel doubts" "The supermarket had to turn back many disappointed customers"

Definition 4: become active - [verb of motion]

Samples where rouse or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He finally bestirred himself

Synonyms for rouse in the sense of this definition

(rouse is a kind of ...) be in a state of action

"she is always moving"

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