What does the word rouse mean?

Usage examples for rouse

  1. Good Heavens, man, rouse yourself! – One Maid's Mischief by George Manville Fenn
  2. But the old man was compelled to rouse the King from his grief sooner and in a different way from what he had intended. – A Struggle for Rome, Vol. 2 (of 3) by Felix Dahn
  3. We shall do well not to rouse Belin, though we can make him trouble if he troubles us. – Helmet of Navarre by Bertha Runkle