Definition of rouse
- become active; "He finally bestirred himself". Synonyms: bestir.
- force or drive out; "The police routed them out of bed at 2 A.M.". Synonyms: drive out, force out, rout out.
- cause to be agitated, excited, or roused; "The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks". Synonyms: agitate, charge, charge up, commove, excite, turn on. Antonyms: calm.
- cause to become awake or conscious; "He was roused by the drunken men in the street", "Please wake me at 6 AM.". Synonyms: arouse, awaken, wake, wake up, waken. Antonyms: cause to sleep.
bother, call, electrify, hunt, pother, reawaken.
Words nearby rouse
arouse, bouse, crouse, douse, grouse, house, louse, mouse, ouse, reuse, rose, roue, rouge, rous, rouser, route, ruse, souse.
Rhymes with rouse
blouse, boathouse, bouse, crouse, douse, dowse, espouse, gauss, grouse, house, laos, louse, mouse, spouse, strauss.
Start with rouse
rousement, rousements, roused, rouseabouts, rousers, rouseabout, rouser, rouses.
End with rouse
arouse, crouse, grouse, sandgrouse, carouse, uprouse, rearouse.