rouse

rouse
rouse [rauz] v [T]
[Date: 1400-1500; Origin: Perhaps from Old French ruser; RUSH1]
1.) formal to wake someone who is sleeping deeply
His banging roused the neighbours.
rouse sb from sleep/dreams etc
A persistent ringing roused Christina from a pleasant dream.
2.) to make someone start doing something, especially when they have been too tired or unwilling to do it
rouse yourself
She roused herself stiffly from her chair.
rouse sb to sth/to do sth
a campaign designed to rouse the younger generation to action
3.) to make someone feel a particular emotion, such as anger or fear
→↑arouse
We don't want to rouse any suspicions.
rouse sb to sth
Paul strode forward, roused to anger.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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