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.

Related words

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.

More information about rouse

rouse unscrambled

Scrabble and Words With Friends points

  • rouse is a valid Scrabble US word, worth 5 points
  • rouse is a valid Scrabble UK word, worth 5 points
  • rouse is a valid Words With Friends word, worth 6 points
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