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1. rouse

verb. ['ˈraʊs, ˈraʊz'] become active.

Synonyms

  • move
  • be active

Antonyms

  • dehydrogenate
  • sensitise
  • destabilise

Etymology

  • rowsen (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Rouse

  • bilbao's
  • espouse
  • endows
  • schmaus
  • prowse
  • prows
  • plows
  • ploughs
  • krauze
  • clowes
  • browse
  • brows
  • allows
  • wows
  • wow's
  • vows
  • thous
  • taos
  • rao's
  • pao's
  • now's
  • mows
  • mao's
  • howze
  • howse
  • how's
  • howes
  • howe's
  • houze
  • houghs

How do you pronounce rouse?

Pronounce rouse as raʊz.

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Sentences with rouse


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
In late afternoon to early evening the lions rouse themselves and engage in social behavors.

2. Verb, base form
One other impact of dog sleeping habits is that they can rouse from deep sleep easier than humans do.

Quotes about rouse


1. Pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our consciences, but shouts in our pains. It is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.
- C.S. Lewis

2. Trusting God's grace means trusting God's love for us rather than our love for God. […] Therefore our prayers should consist mainly of rousing our awareness of God's love for us rather than trying to rouse God's awareness of our love for him, like the priests of Baal on Mount Carmel (1 Kings 18:26-29).
- Peter Kreeft, Prayer for Beginners

3. Lewis had developed a trademark style, slow enough for note taking, loud enough to rouse the dullest listener, straightforward, abundantly furnished with quotations, and lavish in wit.
- Philip Zaleski, The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings: J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Owen Barfield, Charles Williams

2. rouse

verb. ['ˈraʊs, ˈraʊz'] cause to become awake or conscious.

Synonyms

  • wake up
  • bring back
  • wake
  • bring round
  • waken
  • alter
  • modify
  • change
  • bring to
  • bring around
  • awaken
  • call
  • arouse

Antonyms

  • cause to sleep
  • wake
  • fall asleep
  • sleep

Etymology

  • rowsen (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. rouse

verb. ['ˈraʊs, ˈraʊz'] force or drive out.

Synonyms

  • dispel
  • drive off
  • chase away
  • drive out
  • drive away
  • rout out
  • hunt
  • run off
  • turn back
  • displace
  • move
  • force out

Antonyms

  • depersonalize
  • dissimilate
  • increase
  • demilitarize

Etymology

  • rowsen (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. rouse

verb. ['ˈraʊs, ˈraʊz'] cause to be agitated, excited, or roused.

Synonyms

  • agitate
  • bother
  • electrify
  • psych up
  • charge up
  • charge
  • commove
  • hype up
  • turn on
  • disturb
  • upset
  • trouble
  • pother

Antonyms

  • dissuade
  • deconcentrate
  • destabilize
  • enable

Etymology

  • rowsen (Middle English (1100-1500))
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