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Definition of rouse:

  1. A bumper in honor of a toast or health.
  2. A carousal; a festival; a drinking frolic.
  3. To awake from sleep or repose.
  4. To be exited to thought or action from a state of indolence or inattention.
  5. To cause to start from a covert or lurking place; as, to rouse a deer or other animal of the chase.
  6. To excite to lively thought or action from a state of idleness, languor, stupidity, or indifference; as, to rouse the faculties, passions, or emotions.
  7. To get or start up; to rise.
  8. To pull or haul strongly and all together, as upon a rope, without the assistance of mechanical appliances.
  9. To put in motion; to stir up; to agitate.
  10. To raise; to make erect.
  11. To wake from sleep or repose; as, to rouse one early or suddenly.

Synonyms:

consign, dispel, stimulate, get off, depend upon, ride, appoint, run off, raise, can, hinge upon, turn on, perk up, accuse, enkindle, evict, commove, vex, devolve on, rout, drive away, awake, shake up, bestir, load, squeeze out, elicit, charge up, hinge on, conjure, inflame, saddle, push, lodge, waken, disturb, expectorate, drive off, trip, awareness, rout out, fight, give the sack, put forward, tear, heat, institutionalize, fire up, give the axe, crusade, chase away, depose, stir up, come alive, brace, foment, urge, give notice, shoot, kindle, bill, invoke, rout up, awaken, turn back, institutionalise, eject, campaign, provoke, sex, point, squirt, buck, wake, wake up, arouse, force out, conjure up, dismiss, stir, blame, call forth, wind up, displace, budge, shoot down, send away, agitate, bring up, burden, commit, shift, press, sack, gouge, energise, expel, depend on, trip out, terminate, clear out, drive out, crowd out, charge, excite, send, level, bear down, raise up, call down, switch on, file, ignite, evoke, shake.

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