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 awaken awaken

verb

  • () stop sleeping  ( waken, come alive, arouse, wake, awake, wake up, awaken )
    stop sleeping
     She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock
    She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock
  • () cause to become awake or conscious  ( rouse, wake, waken, arouse, awaken, wake up )
    cause to become awake or conscious
     He was roused by the drunken men in the street
    He was roused by the drunken men in the street
     Please wake me at 6 AM.
    Please wake me at 6 AM.
  • () make aware  ( awaken )
    make aware
     They were awakened to the sad facts
    They were awakened to the sad facts