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The word ‘rouse’ is a formal way of describing waking up somebody who is sleeping deeply. By extension, the term can also be used to express exciting or stirring somebody up to start doing something, especially if it is something they had previously avoided due to apathy or tiredness.
Alex was so tired after an exhausting week at work that even the alarm clock couldn’t rouse him on Saturday morning.
Before the game began, there was a rousing rendition of the national anthem which had everybody in attendance on their feet.
The huge concert was organized to raise awareness and rouse people into making donations to the charity.