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Awakening SomeonePlay
Use 'rouse' when describing gently waking a person rather than startling them. SlideThe smell of coffee roused her from her morning drowsiness.
LampPro Tip 2/2
Starting ActivityPlay
'Rouse' implies stimulating someone to move or act, often used after inactivity. SlideA motivational talk can rouse team spirit before a game.