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rouse


rouse  (rouz)
v. roused, rous·ing, rous·es
v.tr.
1. To arouse from slumber, apathy, or depression.
2. To excite, as to anger or action; stir up. See Synonyms at provoke.
v.intr.
1. To awaken.
2. To become active.
n.
The act or an instance of arousing.

[Middle English rousen, to shake the feathers: used of a hawk, perhaps from Old French reuser, ruser, to repel, push back, from Vulgar Latin *recsre, from Latin, to refuse; see recuse.]

rouser n.


rouse  /raz/  v. roused, rousing, rouses 1 [I;T] to awaken and get up: He rouses himself out of bed every morning at 6:30 A.M. 2 [T] to make s.o. feel excited: He roused a feeling of patriotism in me. rouse

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