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English verb: rouse

1. rouse (motion) become active

SamplesHe finally bestirred himself.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)be active, move

2. rouse (motion) force or drive out

SamplesThe police routed them out of bed at 2 A.M..

Synonymsdrive out, force out, rout out

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)displace, move

Narrower (hyponym)hunt, smoke out

Verb groupchase away, dispel, drive away, drive off, drive out, run off, turn back

3. rouse (emotion) cause to be agitated, excited, or roused

SamplesThe speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks.

ExamplesThe bad news will rouse him, The good news will rouse her

Synonymsagitate, charge, charge up, commove, excite, turn on

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)disturb, trouble, upset

Narrower (hyponym)bother, electrify, hype up, pother, psych up

Antonymscalm, still, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize, calm down, quiet, quieten, lull

4. rouse (body) cause to become awake or conscious

SamplesHe was roused by the drunken men in the street.
Please wake me at 6 AM..

Synonymsarouse, awaken, wake, wake up, waken

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

Narrower (hyponym)bring around, bring back, bring round, bring to, call, reawaken

Antonymscause to sleep

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