• Rouse Definition & Synonyms

  1. (v. i.) To be exited to thought or action from a state of indolence or inattention.
  2. (v. i. & t.) To pull or haul strongly and all together, as upon a rope, without the assistance of mechanical appliances.
  3. (v. i.) To get or start up; to rise.
  4. (v.) To wake from sleep or repose; as, to rouse one early or suddenly.
  5. (v. i.) To awake from sleep or repose.
  6. (n.) A carousal; a festival; a drinking frolic.
  7. (n.) A bumper in honor of a toast or health.
  8. (v.) To raise; to make erect.
  9. (v.) To cause to start from a covert or lurking place; as, to rouse a deer or other animal of the chase.
  10. (v.) To put in motion; to stir up; to agitate.
  11. (v.) To excite to lively thought or action from a state of idleness, languor, stupidity, or indifference; as, to rouse the faculties, passions, or emotions.

Agitate, Arouse, Awaken, Bestir, Charge, Commove, Excite, Wake, Waken,

• Roused Definition & Synonyms

  1. (imp. & p. p.) of Rouse

• Rouser Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) Something very exciting or great.
  2. (n.) A stirrer in a copper for boiling wort.
  3. (n.) One who, or that which, rouses.