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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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He also played an accordion with humour and gusto, rousing us to clap and cheer as we watched the region's light, creamy cheese being made and were plied with samples and wine.