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Webster 1913 Edition


Awaken

A-wak′en

,
Verb.
T.
&
I.
[
imp. & p. p.
Awakened
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Awakening
.]
[OE.
awakenen
,
awaknen
, AS.
āwæcnan
,
āwæcnian
, v. i.; pref.
on-
+
wæcnan
to wake. Cf.
Awake
,
Verb.
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.

Webster 1828 Edition


Awaken

AWA'KEN

,
Verb.
T.
awa'kn. This is the word awake, with its Saxon infinitive. It is transitive or intransitive; but more frequently transitive, as awake is more frequently intransitive. its significations are the same as those of awake.

Definition 2022


awaken

awaken

English

Verb

awaken (third-person singular simple present awakens, present participle awakening, simple past and past participle awakened)

  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.

Synonyms

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

Antonyms

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