A·wak·en v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Awakened p. pr. & vb. n. Awakening.] 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.
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.]
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.
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: wake, 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"