Meaning of “rouse” in the English Dictionary

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"rouse" in British English

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rouseverb [ T ]

uk /raʊz/ us /raʊz/

to wake someone up or make someone more active or excited:

He roused himself (from a pleasant daydream) and got back to work.
The speaker attempted to rouse the crowd with a cry for action.

(Definition of “rouse” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"rouse" in American English

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rouseverb [ T ]

us /rɑʊz/

to wake someone or make someone more active or excited:

She roused him from his sleep.

(Definition of “rouse” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)