They startle viewers, rouse viewers, occasionally put off and occasionally turn on viewers.
At last, a cause that could rouse it to action: defending the honor of campaign contributors.
But among Millennials, there are fewer white, Christian non-immigrants to rouse.
Newt Gingrich rarely fails to rouse a partisan crowd, as he demonstrated again over the weekend.
Among British political figures, only Blair could rouse such a response.
Means were taken to rouse him from his lethargy, but in vain.
If she could rouse herself to try to save that girl it would be the best thing she could do.
He drew back startled; her words seemed to rouse him into sudden consciousness.
I would have sent you word, but I did not want to rouse you.
He has engaged these charlatans to rouse up the people, and excite them against the king.
mid-15c., intransitive probably from Anglo-French or Old French reuser, ruser, originally used in English of hawks shaking the feathers of the body, but like many hawking terms it is of obscure origin. Figurative meaning "to stir up, provoke to activity" is from 1580s; that of "awaken" is first recorded 1590s. Related: Roused; rousing.