rouse (one) to (something)

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rouse (one) to (something)

To incite, instigate, or urge on one to undertake some action. The violent death of the activist roused the nation to stand up against the injustices of the government. The rebel leader's impassioned speech roused the fighters to action.
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rouse someone to something

to stir someone to something. I will rouse the workers to action. They will work or have to find other jobs. The speech by the president roused the citizens to action.
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If the disasters coming with more alarming rapidity, with more terrifying intensity, cannot rouse us to the horror of a planet in peril, nothing will.
I decided to cut my losses at this point and went for a sedate jog further down the canal in the hope it might rouse us to greater efforts.
In Calvin's vein, The Westminster Confession of Faith states the civil magistrate has the right to "wage war upon just and necessary occasion." Similarly, the Declaration of Faith Concerning Church and Nation (1954) affirms civil authorities have been commissioned by Christ "with the right and duty of using force under law against internal disorder and external aggression." So, also, Living Faith acknowledges "war, at times, may be unavoidable" but emphasizes "the tragic evil that comes with war, the slaughter of men, women, and children must rouse us to work for peace?" If we go to war, it should be a just war and one that is waged mournfully as a last resort.