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ROUSE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does rouse mean? 

ROUSE (verb)
  The verb ROUSE has 4 senses:

1. become active
2. force or drive out
3. cause to be agitated, excited, or roused
4. cause to become awake or conscious

  Familiarity information: ROUSE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


ROUSE (verb)


Sense 1rouse [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Become active

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

bestir; rouse

Context example:

He finally bestirred himself

Hypernyms (to "rouse" is one way to...):

be active; move (be in a state of action)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 2rouse [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Force or drive out

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

rout out; rouse; drive out; force out

Context example:

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

Hypernyms (to "rouse" is one way to...):

displace; move (cause to move, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "rouse"):

hunt (chase away, with as with force)

smoke out (drive out with smoke)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody


Sense 3rouse [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause to be agitated, excited, or roused

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Synonyms:

commove; charge up; agitate; rouse; excite; turn on; charge

Context example:

The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks

Hypernyms (to "rouse" is one way to...):

disturb; trouble; upset (move deeply)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "rouse"):

hype up; psych up (get excited or stimulated)

bother (make nervous or agitated)

pother (make upset or troubled)

electrify (excite suddenly and intensely)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody

Sentence examples:

The bad news will rouse him
The good news will rouse her


Sense 4rouse [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause to become awake or conscious

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

awaken; wake up; waken; rouse; arouse; wake

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "rouse" is one way to...):

alter; change; modify (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "rouse"):

reawaken (awaken once again)

bring around; bring back; bring round; bring to (return to consciousness)

call (rouse somebody from sleep with a call)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody


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