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(verb, noun)


There are 9 meanings of the word Rouse.

How to pronounce rouse:


Rouse - as a verb

Become active

Example: "He finally bestirred himself"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)

Force or drive out

Example: "The police routed them out of bed at 2 a.m."

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
drive outrout out
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Cause to be agitated, excited, or roused

Example: "The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
agitate8charge12charge upcommove16excite15
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Hyponyms (Broadly Related)

Cause to become awake or conscious

Example: "He was roused by the drunken men in the street"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
arouse6awaken13wake11wake upwaken12
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Rouse - as a noun

An arousal.

The sounding of a bugle in the morning after reveille, to signal that soldiers are to rise from bed, often the rouse.

An official ceremony over drinks.

A carousal; a festival; a drinking frolic.

Wine or other liquor considered an inducement to mirth or drunkenness; a full glass; a bumper.

Example Sentences

"He tried to rouse his sister from her deep sleep."
"The loud noise outside finally roused the dog."
"The alarm clock failed to rouse me from my slumber."
"The coach's inspiring speech roused the team's spirits."
"Her passionate performance roused the audience to applause."
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Word Game Points

Is ROUSE a valid Scrabble word?
Yes, rouse is valid for both Scrabble US and EU
US/CA Valid UK/EU Valid

ROUSE has a SCRABBLE points total of 5.

Is ROUSE a valid Words With Friends word?
Yes, rouse is valid for Words With Friends
Valid Word
ROUSE has a WORDS WITH FRIENDS points total of 6.

Is ROUSE a valid WordFeud word?
Yes, rouse is valid for WordFeud
Valid Word
ROUSE has a WORDFEUD points total of 6.

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