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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To waken from sleep or rest. Also: To stir up strong emotion or enthusiasm.

Usage examples (38)
  • Mere words are cheap and plenty enough, but ideas that rouse and set multitudes thinking come as gold from the mines.
  • However, I've never eaten a single rouse from a bowl of rice.
  • In these circumstances why should Pechorin rouse himself to care about anything?
  • Gold you have none to bestow, but you can give interest; you can, in short, rouse others to help the helpless. for more
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