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Definition of Rouse

Rouse

  1. To pull or haul strongly and all together, as upon a rope, without the assistance of mechanical appliances.
  2. A bumper in honor of a toast or health.
  3. A carousal; a festival; a drinking frolic.
  4. To cause to start from a covert or lurking place; as, to rouse a deer or other animal of the chase.
  5. To wake from sleep or repose; as, to rouse one early or suddenly.
  6. To excite to lively thought or action from a state of idleness, languor, stupidity, or indifference; as, to rouse the faculties, passions, or emotions.
  7. To put in motion; to stir up; to agitate.
  8. To raise; to make erect.
  9. To get or start up; to rise.
  10. To awake from sleep or repose.
  11. To be exited to thought or action from a state of indolence or inattention.

Rouse Quotations

It is funny that men who are supposed to be scientific cannot get themselves to realise the basic principle of physics, that action and reaction are equal and opposite, that when you persecute people you always rouse them to be strong and stronger.
Gertrude Stein

Great minds are to make others great. Their superiority is to be used, not to break the multitude to intellectual vassalage, not to establish over them a spiritual tyranny, but to rouse them from lethargy, and to aid them to judge for themselves.
William Ellery Channing

Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
William Ellery Channing

Whenever we think of Christ, we should recall the love that led Him to bestow on us so many graces and favors, and also the great love God showed in giving us in Christ a pledge of His love; for love calls for love in return. Let us strive to keep this always before our eyes and to rouse ourselves to love Him.
Saint Teresa of Avila

Those whose character is mean and vicious will rouse others to animosity against them.
Xun Zi
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Rouse Translations

rouse in Danish is stimulere
rouse in Dutch is irriteren, aanstoken, ophitsen
rouse in German is wachrufen, wecken
rouse in Latin is agito

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