Awaken definitions

ə-wā'kən
To wake up.

I awakened at 6:00 am .

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To become aware of something.

He finally awakened to the fact that he was wrong.

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To cause to wake up.

A barking dog awakened me during the night.

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To cause (someone) to become aware; alert or enlighten.

The news awakened her to the truth.

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To stir up or produce (a memory or feeling, for example).

Her new job awakened in her a sense of responsibility.

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To awake; wake up; rouse.
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To cause to become awake.
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To cause to become conscious.
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(intransitive) To stop sleeping.
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Origin of awaken

Middle English awakenen from Old English āwæcnian ā- on, up a–2 wæcnian to waken waken