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