To cease sleeping
To induce or elicit (a reaction or emotion)
When I sleep normally, it takes a lot more than that to rouse me.
Only when the moon was halfway across the sky did he rouse himself.
Natasha asked quickly in a whisper, afraid to move lest she should rouse the dozing baby.
For many years he made the aspects of life at sea his particular theme, and he contrived to rouse the patriotic enthusiasm of the Danish public as it had never been roused before.
"My dear!" exclaimed his mother imploringly, again laying her hand on his arm as if that touch might soothe or rouse him.