The most salient feature of Obama's rousing Jerusalem speech was the audience to which it was delivered: college kids.
The founder of Staples led the crowd in this rousing chant.
The U.S. Secretary of State delivers a rousing call-to-arms before an enthusiastic Lincoln Center crowd.
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.