awaken

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Etymology[edit]

From awake +‎ -en.

Verb[edit]

awaken (third-person singular simple present awakens, present participle awakening, simple past awoke, past participle awoken)

  1. (transitive) To cause to become awake.
    She awakened him by ringing the bell.
  2. (transitive) To cause to become conscious.
    How to awaken your brain?
    How to awaken your entrepreneurial spirit?
    We hope to awaken your interest in our programme.
  3. (intransitive) To stop sleeping.
    Each morning he awakens with a smile in his face.

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  • (intransitive, to stop sleeping): awake, stir

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