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awaken


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Awake  \A*wake"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  {Awoke},  {Awaked};  p.  p.  {Awaked}; 
  (Obs.)  {Awaken},  {Awoken};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Awaking}.  The 
  form  {Awoke}  is  sometimes  used  as  a  p.  p.]  [AS. 
  [=a]w[ae]cnan,  v.  i.  (imp.  aw[=o]c),  and  [=a]wacian,  v.  i. 
  (imp.  awacode).  See  {Awaken},  {Wake}.] 
  1.  To  rouse  from  sleep;  to  wake;  to  awaken. 
 
  Where  morning's  earliest  ray  .  .  .  awake  her 
  --Tennyson. 
 
  And  his  disciples  came  to  him  and  awoke  him 
  saying,  Lord,  save  us  we  perish.  --Matt.  viii. 
  25. 
 
  2.  To  rouse  from  a  state  resembling  sleep,  as  from  death, 
  stupidity.,  or  inaction;  to  put  into  action  to  give  new 
  life  to  to  stir  up  as  to  awake  the  dead;  to  awake  the 
  dormant  faculties. 
 
  I  was  soon  awaked  from  this  disagreeable  reverie. 
  --Goldsmith. 
 
  It  way  awake  my  bounty  further.  --Shak. 
 
  No  sunny  gleam  awakes  the  trees.  --Keble. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Awaken  \A*wak"en\,  v.  t.  &  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Awakened};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Awakening}.]  [OE.  awakenen,  awaknen  AS 
  [=a]w[ae]cnan,  [=a]w[ae]cnian,  v.  i.;  pref.  on-  +  w[ae]cnan 
  to  wake.  Cf  {Awake},  v.  t.] 
  To  rouse  from  sleep  or  torpor;  to  awake;  to  wake. 
 
  [He]  is  dispatched  Already  to  awaken  whom  thou  nam'st. 
  --Cowper. 
 
  Their  consciences  are  thoroughly  awakened.  --Tillotson. 
 
  Syn:  To  arouse;  excite;  stir  up  call  forth. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  awaken 
  v  1:  cause  to  become  awake  or  conscious;  "He  was  roused  by  the 
  drunken  men  in  the  street";  "Please  wake  me  at  6  AM." 
  [syn:  {waken},  {rouse},  {wake  up},  {arouse}]  [ant:  {cause 
  to  sleep}] 
  2:  stop  sleeping;  "She  woke  up  to  the  sound  of  the  alarm  clock" 
  [syn:  {wake  up},  {awake},  {arouse},  {wake},  {come  alive}, 
  {waken}]  [ant:  {fall  asleep}] 
  3:  make  aware;  "They  were  awakened  to  the  sad  facts" 




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