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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.