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rouse

rouse

 
 
pronunciation:
raUz
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part of speech: verb
inflections: roused, rouses, rousing
definition 1: to waken from sleep or a state similar to sleep.
The dog's barking roused me from my sleep.The teacher called on him and roused him from his daydream.
synonyms:
stir, wake, waken
similar words:
animate, arouse, awake, awaken, revive, stimulate
definition 2: to stir up the feelings of; excite.
The lively music roused the crowd.
synonyms:
arouse, excite, incite, provoke, spur, stimulate, stir
similar words:
agitate, fire, inflame, kindle, move, prod, raise, spark
definition 3: to wake up; get out of bed.
The campers roused early and went off on a hike.
synonyms:
awake, awaken, wake, waken
similar words:
arise, revive, rise
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