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rouse

rouse

 
pronunciation:
raUz
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: roused, rouses, rousing
definition 1: to waken from sleep, apathy, depression, or the like; arouse.
The noise roused us from our sleep.Nothing could rouse him from this deep depression.
synonyms:
stir, wake, waken
similar words:
animate, arouse, awake, awaken, energize, raise, revive, stimulate, vivify
definition 2: to incite to strong emotion, action, or enthusiasm.
The speaker's immense energy and sincerity roused the crowd.
synonyms:
arouse, excite, incite, provoke, spur, stimulate, stir
antonyms:
compose
similar words:
actuate, agitate, energize, fire, galvanize, induce, inflame, kindle, motivate, move, pique, prod, raise, spark, wake
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to wake up; get out of bed.
The captain roused early that morning.
synonyms:
awake, awaken, wake, waken
similar words:
arise, arouse, come to, revive, rise
definition 2: to be stirred from inactivity, apathy, or the like.
synonyms:
liven, stir
similar words:
arouse, revive
 
part of speech: noun
definition: an act or instance of awakening or bestirring.
synonyms:
awakening
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