wekken

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch *wekken, from Proto-Germanic *wakjaną, akin to Old Saxon wekkian, Old English weccan, Old High German wecchen (German wecken), Old Norse vekja (Swedish väcka).

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wekken (past singular wekte, past participle gewekt)

  1. (transitive) To wake, to wake up.
  2. (transitive) To cause, particularly of certain emotions.
    De oplichter nam geld op zonder argwaan te wekken.
    The swindler took money out of the bank without raising suspicion.

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