Waken meaning

wākən
To rouse from sleep; awake.

The noise wakened me.

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To rouse from a quiescent or inactive state; stir.
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To cause to be aware; alert or enlighten.

The news wakened the king to his advisers' treachery.

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To become awake; wake up.

I plan to waken at six o'clock tomorrow.

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To become aware.

Wakened to the truth.

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To become awake; come to one's senses after sleep or after a state like sleep.
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To become active, animated, or alive after inactivity or dormancy.
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To cause to wake; awake.
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To urge or stir into action or activity; arouse; excite.
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To awake or rouse from sleep; to stir.
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(intransitive) To wake; to cease to sleep; to be awakened.
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Origin of waken

  • Middle English wakenen from Old English wæcnan weg- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English waknen, from Old English wæcnan, from Proto-Germanic *waknaną.

    From Wiktionary