Definition of Rouse
bring out of sleep; awaken.
When we visited his house, a national monument from the nineteenth century, the docent who let us in seemed to have been roused from a nap.
cause to feel angry or excited.
Folk tunes rest easy in a sharp, modern arrangement that rouses and quiets with equal success.
stir (a liquid, especially beer while brewing).
Example of Rouse
‘I just hope she does not rouse the anger of those on board Starline,’ muttered Arzenes.
‘Mmm, no,’ I protested to whoever was shaking my shoulder gently, trying to rouse me from sleep.
‘Of course not,’ she replied, her curiosity roused by his accent.
‘Revenge and death,’ he muttered, trying to rouse anger to replace the sudden fear that coiled in his belly.
‘We should go to them, Klessa,’ he said, rousing me from my admiration of the knife's blade in the sunlight.
rouse the beer as the hops are introduced
rouse the cable out
After half an hour or so a sexton will bustle in to prepare for Mass, and Nora will rouse herself and peek outside.
Any ruler who wishes to attain his noblest ends must rouse himself to follow the dictates of virtue in all his public acts.
He set his equipment beside the campfire, patted Tyler's head enough to make him just start to rouse , then flashed a wicked grin before moving to the shadows.