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Meaning of AWAKEN

Pronunciation:  u'weykun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  stop sleeping; "She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock"
  2. [v]  cause to become awake or conscious; "He was roused by the drunken men in the street"; "Please wake me at 6 AM."
  3. [v]  make aware; "They were awakened to the sad facts"

AWAKEN is a 6 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: arouse, awake, come alive, rouse, wake, wake up, waken
 Antonyms: cause to sleep, dope off, doze off, drift off, drop off, drowse off, fall asleep, flake out, nod off
 See Also: alter, bring around, bring back, bring round, bring to, call, catch some Z's, change, change state, kip, log Z's, reawaken, sleep, slumber, turn



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

      Their consciences are thoroughly awakened. --Tillotson.

Syn: To arouse; excite; stir up; call forth.

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