NounRouse (plural Rouses)
- an arousal
- an official ceremony over drinks
- And the King's rouse the heaven shall bruit again,
- Re-speaking earthly thunder. - "Hamlet" by William Shakespeare, act 1 scene 2 lines 127-128
- (military, UK and Canada) The sounding of a bugle in the morning after reveille, to signal that soldiers are to rise from bed, often the rouse.
- to wake or be awoken from sleep, or from apathy
- to provoke (someone) to anger or action
- (nautical) To pull by main strength; to haul
Adverbs for Rouse
abruptly; violently; startlingly; dutifully; daily; faithfully; harshly; habitually; instinctively.
aggravate, animate, annoy, arise, arouse, awake, awaken, bestir, blow the coals, blow up, bring forth, bring out, bring to light, call, call forth, call out, call up, challenge, come alive, deduce, deepen, derive, drag out, draw forth, draw out, dynamize, educe, electrify, elicit, energize, enhance, enkindle, enliven, enrage, evoke, excite, exhilarate, fan, fan the fire, fan the flame, feed the fire, fire, fire up, flame, foment, frenzy, galvanize, get from, get out of, get up, goad, hearten, heat, heighten, impassion, incense, incite, induce, inflame, infuriate, inspirit, instigate, invigorate, jazz up, key up, kindle, knock up, lather up, light the fuse, light up, liven, madden, magnify, motivate, mount, move, obtain, overexcite, pep up, perk up, pique, procure, prod, prompt, provoke, quicken, raise, raise up, rally, redouble, rise, secure, set astir, set fire to, set on fire, shake up, snap up, steam up, stimulate, stir, stir the blood, stir the embers, stir the feelings, stir up, summon forth, summon up, turn on, vitalize, vivify, wake, wake up, waken, wangle, wangle out of, warm, warm the blood, whet, whip up, winkle out, work into, work up, worm out, worm out of, zip up
From Middle English rowsen, rouzen, rusen (“to rush out”), from Old Norse *rūsa (“to storm out, rush”), from Proto-Germanic *rūsanan (“to bluster, be fierce, storm”), from Proto-Indo-European *(o)rewǝ- (“to move, drive, agitate”). Cognate with Swedish rusa (“to rush, hurry, dash, scurry”), Danish ruse (“to rush”), Middle Dutch rūsen (“to race, rage”), Middle Low German rūsen (“to rush, bluster, make a clamour”). More at rush.
- IPA: /ˈɹaʊz/
- Rhymes: -aʊz