Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb rouse

4 senses of rouse

Sense 1
bestir, rouse -- (become active; "He finally bestirred himself")
       => be active, move -- (be in a state of action; "she is always moving")

Sense 2
rout out, drive out, force out, rouse -- (force or drive out; "The police routed them out of bed at 2 A.M.")
       => move, displace -- (cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant")

Sense 3
agitate, rouse, turn on, charge, commove, excite, charge up -- (cause to be agitated, excited, or roused; "The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks")
       => disturb, upset, trouble -- (move deeply; "This book upset me"; "A troubling thought")

Sense 4
awaken, wake, waken, rouse, wake up, arouse -- (cause to become awake or conscious; "He was roused by the drunken men in the street"; "Please wake me at 6 AM.")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

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